Donegal County Council calls for release of Hyde Park bombing accused John Downey

Cllr Jack Murray
Cllr Jack Murray

Donegal County Council has called for the immediate release of Hyde Park bombing accused John Downey.

The 61 year-old from Creeslough is in prison in Britain having been charged with detonating a bomb in Hyde Park in 1982 causing the deaths of four soldiers.

Despite being told in 2007 that he was not being sought by British police, he was arrested last week at Gatwick airport as he traveled to Greece for a family holiday with his wife and 10 year old daughter.

Sinn Fein Councillor Jack Murray has welcomed the support from the Councillors who were present to support the emergency motion supporting for his calls for Mr Downey to be released: