Birmingham pub bombings: victims’ relatives call for justice after inquest verdict

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Birmingham pub bombings: victims’ relatives call for justice after inquest verdict

Plea for police to launch fresh criminal investigations and press murder charges

Relatives of the 21 people killed in the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings have urged police in Britain and Ireland to bring the alleged perpetrators to justice after an inquest ruled the victims had been unlawfully killed.

The plea – directed at police forces in Britain and Ireland – was made at the end of a six-week hearing that resulted in a jury on Friday ruling that a botched warning call in advance of the attacks caused or contributed to the deaths.

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