Fresh inquest to Birmingham pub bombings

22nd November 1974: Firemen survey the damage outside the Birmingham pub, 'Tavern in the Town', after an IRA bomb blast. Photo / Getty
22nd November 1974: Firemen survey the damage outside the Birmingham pub, 'Tavern in the Town', after an IRA bomb blast. Photo / Getty

Fresh inquests are to be held into the deaths of 21 people in the Birmingham pub bombings after years of campaigning by victims' relatives.

The senior coroner for Birmingham and Solihull Louise Hunt announced the decision after holding several review hearings and receiving "significant" new information about the double bombing on November 21, 1974.

During the recent hearings, families of some of those killed in the blasts in the Mulberry Bush and Tavern in the Town pubs put forward a claim that the British state had knowledge of the attacks planned by the IRA before they were carried out.

- Daily Mail

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