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Man arrested over 1974 Birmingham pub bombing

(Posted on 20/11/20)

Man arrested over 1974 Birmingham pub bombing
A man has been arrested in connection with the deaths of 21 people in the 1974 pub bombings in Birmingham.

The blasts at the Mulberry Bush and Tavern in the Town pubs on the night of 21 November also injured 220 people.

Officers from Counter Terrorism Policing West Midlands, working with the Police Service of Northern Ireland, are reported in the BBC to have arrested the 65-year-old at his home in Belfast.

He was detained under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

Police said the man's home was being searched and he will be interviewed under caution at a police station in Northern Ireland.

Six men - Hugh Callaghan, Paddy Hill, Gerard Hunter, Richard McIlkenny, William Power and John Walker - were wrongly jailed for life in 1975 for the bombings.

The group, who became known as the Birmingham Six, had their convictions quashed in the appeal court and they were released in 1991.