Belfast Telegraph

Hyde Park relatives in justice plea

By Ryan Hooper

Relatives of Hyde Park bomb attack victims have appealed for support in their quest for justice.

Four members of the Royal Household Cavalry were killed in the 1982 IRA nail bomb attack.

Suspect John Downey stood trial at the Old Bailey in 2013 for his role in the attack, but jurors were discharged after it was revealed he had been told he was no longer wanted as part of the controversial On The Runs (OTRs) scheme.

Relatives whose campaign for justice has now lasted for 35 years marched to Wellington Arch in Hyde Park on Saturday as they seek the £620,000 needed to launch a civil prosecution against Mr Downey.

Mark Tipper (57), whose teenage brother, Trooper Simon Tipper, was among those killed, said: "I know that if our Prime Minister looked at her coffers there is special funding for cases like this, but we get no response to letters. The only people who can help us are Joe Public."

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