DONEGAL MAN APPEARS IN LONDON COURT ON BOMB CHARGES

first_imgA DONEGAL man charged with murdering four British soldiers in one of the most notorious IRA atrocities appeared in court in London today.John DowneyJohn Anthony Downey, of Ards, Creeslough, is accused of being responsible for the 1982 Hyde Park bomb. Downey (61) appeared in the Old Bailey where administrative details in the case were dealt with.He is accused of being responsible for the car bomb on South Carriage Drive in Hyde Park which killed four soldiers as they rode to the changing of the guard ceremony in Buckingham Palace.He is charged with the murders of four members of the Royal Household Cavalry and also an explosives offence.Roy John Bright, Dennis Richard Anthony Daly, Simon Andrew Tipper and Geoffrey Vernon Young were killed along with seven horses when a nail bomb exploded on July 20, 1982, as they rode from their barracks.Downey was arrested in Gatwick airport on May 19 and charged by the Metropolitan police a few days later with the four murders and another charge of causing an explosion likely to endanger life.Downey was previously granted bail subject to a series of conditions including providing £55,000 of bail money, wearing an electronic tag, living at a specified address with a curfew and reporting to a police station every day. He did not speak in court today apart from to confirm his name.His trial is set to begin on January 14th next.DONEGAL MAN APPEARS IN LONDON COURT ON BOMB CHARGES was last modified: September 6th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more