Special Branch ‘knew’ who the real Birmingham bombers since from 1975

A convicted bomber has told an inquest the names of those he claims were responsible for the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings. 21 people died and more than 200 were injured in the atrocity. Yet there are historical claims that Special Branch knew the identities of the real bombers going back to 1975 – the year that the Birmingham Six were convicted

But to fully understand what happened to the Birmingham Six we need to examine certain events prior to and after their prosecution. This includes the Guildford Four, who were wrongfully convicted in 1975 of carrying out two bomb attacks in Surrey. Because it is likely that the quashing of the Guildford Four convictions played a part in the decision to re-examine the evidence against the Birmingham Six.

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