Judges uphold decision not to include investigations into who was behind 1974 bombings

Suspects in the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings are not due to be named at the victims’ inquests after judges upheld a coroner’s decision to leave out of the proceedings any investigations into who was responsiblefor the attack.

The lord chief justice, Lord Burnett, and two other judges, ruled on Wednesday that the coroner, Sir Peter Thornton QC, had made no error of law in reaching his decision not to name the IRA unit allegedly responsible.

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