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Bristol Broadband Co-operative
British soldier in Bosnia, Afghanistan then civilian contractor in Pakistan, Alan Cheshire
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This is what I believe is the truth - Coventry journalist Chris Youett on 1974 Birmingham Pub Bombings
Two bombs, 21 dead, 182 injured on 21st November 1974.
A four man PIRA cell was being hunted by Special Branch. They were named in 2019 as Seamus McLoughlan. Mick Murray, Michael Hayes and James Gavin.
Three bombs were planted. One at Selly Oak didnt go off but was planted AFTER most of the Birmingham Six who were charged had been arrested.
Phone boxes intended for warnings had been vandalised so no intended warnings got through.
Special Branch were within 48 hours of arresting the five man cell responsible for planting the bombs but Superintendent George Reade of the Serious Crime Squad (known as the Lying Squad) took over the investigation. The Birmingham Six were wrongfully imprisoned for 17 years.
Chris Youett, Tony Gosling
https://profiles.responsesource.com/p/XEz/chris-youett
https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/birmingham-pub-bombing-bombers-named-16013974

Alan Cheshire gives us a frank account of his army career, particularly in Bosnia and Afghanistan. He went on to work as a civilian contractor in Pakistan and has advice both for senior officers in the British Army and young men thinking of joining up at an early age like he did.
www.dialectradio.co.uk - BCfm 93.2 - 21 Jan 2020

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