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History > 20th century > UK > Northern Ireland > The Troubles - 1960s-1990s > The Birmingham six are freed    14 March 1991

 

 

 

The Birmingham Six pictured on 14 March 1991,

the day their convictions were quashed.

 

Left to right:

John Walker, Paddy Hill, Hugh Callaghan,

Chris Mullin MP (who campaigned for their release),

Richard McIlkenny, Gerry Hunter and William Power.

 

Photograph: Sean Dempsey/PA

 

Birmingham pub bombings:

victims' relatives call for justice after inquest verdict

Plea for police to launch fresh criminal investigations

and press murder charges

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Fri 5 Apr 2019        13.23 BST

Last modified on Fri 5 Apr 2019        16.53 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/apr/05/
birmingham-pub-bombings-botched-warning-call-led-to-deaths-inquest-rules

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paddy Hill, one of the Birmingham Six

who was wrongly convicted of the Birmingham pub bombings.

 

Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

 

Birmingham pub bombings: coroner orders new inquests

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Wednesday 1 June 2016        11.12 BST

Last modified on Wednesday 1 June 2016        13.25 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jun/01/
birmingham-pub-bombings-coroner-orders-new-inquests

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14 March 1991

 

The Birmingham six

are freed after 16 years

 

 

The Birmingham Six

walk free from jail

after their convictions

for the murder of 21 people

in two pubs are quashed

by the Court of Appeal.

 

Paddy Joe Hill,

Hugh Callaghan,

Richard McIlkenny,

Gerry Hunter,

Billy Power

and Johnny Walker,

who between them

have served 96 years

for a crime

they did not commit,

are released onto the streets

outside the Old Bailey

in London at 1605 GMT.

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/birmingham-six

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/apr/05/
birmingham-pub-bombings-botched-warning-call-led-to-deaths-inquest-rules

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jun/01/
birmingham-pub-bombings-coroner-orders-new-inquests

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/may/12/
birmingham-pub-bombings-ira-coroner-sent-significant-information

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/feb/10/
birmingham-pub-bombings-informer-ira-unit-court-told

 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/feb/02/
paddy-hill-call-truth-birmingham-pub-bombings-supported-victim-family

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/feb/02/
birmingham-six-challenge-ira-paddy-hill

 

http://www.theguardian.com/law/2010/nov/04/
paddy-hill-birmingham-six-counselling

 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/video/2009/may/05/
miscarriages-of-justice

 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2001/aug/19/
northernireland.nickpatonwalsh

 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/1991/mar/15/northernireland.
davidpallister

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/14/
newsid_2543000/2543613.stm - 14 March 1991

 

http://www.nytimes.com/1990/08/30/world/britain-
to-allow-appeal-for-6-convicted-of-1974-pub-murders.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/1990/02/25/
magazine/when-british-justice-failed.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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