source: ITV News
published: 31 October 2018
At a pre-inquest hearing today Judge Sir Peter Thornton QC, who will hear the inquests, was also told that lawyers for some of the bereaved families are seeking unbroadcast footage of the ITV Exposure documentary which named two of the alleged bombers.
Following a legal battle, the question of identifying precisely who the bombers were will not form part of proceedings.
“Regarding attribution, which at the moment is focused on the Provisional IRA (PIRA), it could conceivably involve other agencies, including the British state, should the evidence take us in that particular direction…So the watchword will be ‘flexibility’ until the conclusion of the inquests and we have taken care to investigate every significant issue.”
– PETER SKELTON QC, COUNSEL TO THE INQUEST
“In relation to the issue of disclosure, we are awaiting Jon Ware’s unbroadcast footage, including that of interviews with certain individuals, including (retired West Midlands Police officer) Bill Squires and others.”
– BARRISTER JUDI KEMISH, FOR KRW LAW
Two blasts ripped apart the Tavern in the Town and Mulberry Bush pubs in Birmingham city centre on the night of 21 November 1974.
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