Jury said deaths of 21 people in 1974 were not result of police errors or omissions

A botched warning call in advance of the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings caused or contributed to the deaths of 21 people in the attack, an inquest jury has ruled.

In a verdict read out at Birmingham civil justice centre after the six-week inquest, the 11-person jury said the deaths were not the result of police errors or omissions and that the victims had been unlawfully killed, a finding directed by the coroner, Sir Peter Thornton QC.

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