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October 19 1989

By Patrick Van Roy On October 19th, 2020

After serving 15 years in prison, the Guildford Four are released following an investigation that cast doubts on their confessions. The four men had been sentenced to life in prison for the 1975 bombings of pubs in Guildford, Surrey, that killed five people and injured hundreds.

3 Responses to “October 19 1989”

  1. Paul Hill’s mother Lilley lived up the street from me, one of the loveliest women God ever put breath into, and his only brother Martin was my best friend in childhood. Lilley, her daughter Marion and Martin would make the trip over to England three or four times a year to visit Paul. It had a huge financial, emotional & mental effect on them.

    The way Paul Hill estranged himself from them when he was released broke Liley’s heart and turned me against him forever.

  2. I hope the actual bombers haven’t had a night’s sleep since or are suffering their eternal “reward”.

  3. Smcg

    The ‘Balcombe Street Gang’ IRA unit who were arrested in 1975 told the police they were responsible for the bombings.