Decision not to appeal Downey bomb case ruling defended

John Downey was being prosecuted over the Hyde Park bombing (the aftermath of which is pictured here), which he denied. The case against him later collapsed after it emerged he had wrongly been sent a letter of assurance.

John Downey was being prosecuted over the Hyde Park bombing (the aftermath of which is pictured here), which he denied. The case against him later collapsed after it emerged he had wrongly been sent a letter of assurance.

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The Attorney General has defended the decision not to appeal against an Old Bailey judgment that halted the prosecution of a fugitive republican for the murder of four soldiers in the IRA’s Hyde Park bombing.

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