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Alleged IRA Hyde Park bomber goes free after 'no trial' guarantee

25 February 2014 Last updated at 18:59 GMT

A man accused of killing four soldiers in the 1982 IRA Hyde Park bombing will not be prosecuted because he was given a guarantee he would not face trial.

It follows a judge's ruling that an official assurance given in error meant John Downey - who had denied murder - could not be prosecuted.

BBC News NI's Home Affairs Correspondent Vincent Kearney reports.

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