Families of victims accused former MP of obstruction after inquest into 1974 attacks

Chris Mullin, the journalist, justice campaigner and former Labour MP has responded to criticism from families of victims of the 1974 Birmingham bombings, saying the names of suspected bombers were only known by them because of his investigations.

Mullin, whose investigative work helped to exonerate the Birmingham Six, had been angrily denounced by some bereaved relatives when he refused to name any of the still-living suspected bombers during evidence at the recent inquest into the atrocities. He has maintained that journalistic ethics have precluded him from naming the suspects, having given assurances that he would not disclose the identities of IRA members he interviewed in the past.

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