Policemen at the scene of the IRA Hyde Park bombing in 1982
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Hyde Park bombing: John Anthony Downey in court

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of four soldiers in the 1982 IRA bombing in Hyde Park, London.

John Anthony Downey, 61, of County Donegal, Ireland has been charged with the murders of Roy John Bright, Dennis Richard Anthony Daly, Simon Andrew Tipper and Geoffrey Vernon Young.

The four members of the Royal Household Cavalry were travelling to Buckingham Palace when they were killed.

Mr Downey was arrested at Gatwick Airport on Sunday.

The BBC's Tom Symonds reports.

  • 22 May 2013
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