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John Downey, from County Donegal in the Republic of Ireland, is accused of being responsible for the car bomb that targeted a troop of the Royal Household Cavalry, Blues and Royals, as they rode from their barracks to Buckingham Palace.

He was arrested at Gatwick Airport on Sunday and held for questioning by Scotland Yard detectives before being charged this morning.

Mr Downey is charged with the murders of Squadron Quartermaster Corporal Roy Bright, 36, Lieutenant Anthony Daly, 23, Trooper Simon Tipper, 19, and Lance Corporal Jeffrey Young, 19, on July 20 1982.

He is also accused of intending to cause an explosion likely to endanger life on the same date.

Read more at The Telegraph

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