- On 22 October 1975, the Guildford Four – Gerald Conlon, Paul Hill, Patrick Armstrong and Carole Richardson – were convicted of murder, before Justice Donaldson and a jury of conspiracy. They were all given life sentences.
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Oct 16, 2020 · The Guildford Four, convicted of the 1975 IRA bombings of public houses in Guildford and Woolwich, England, are cleared of all charges after nearly 15 years in prison.
The Guildford Four and the Maguire Seven were the collective names of two groups whose convictions in English courts in 1975 and 1976 for the Guildford pub bombings of 5 October 1974 were eventually quashed after long campaigns for justice. The Guildford Four were wrongly convicted of bombings carried out by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA), and the Maguire Seven were wrongly convicted of handling explosives found during the investigation into the bombings.
Oct 06, 2017 · 22 October 1975 - Paul Hill, Gerry Conlon, Patrick Armstrong and Carole Richardson - the Guildford Four - jailed for life at the Old Bailey 19 October 1989 - After years of campaigning, the Court...
The Guildford Four were convicted solely on the basis of their (coerced and false) confessions there being no other evidence available on which to convict them. Sir Michael Havers had to work overtime to undo the damage caused by the police characterisation of the Maguire Seven and convince the jury that the prosecution against them was totally unconnected with the successful prosecution of the Guildford Four.
Jun 29, 1986 · The Guildford Four were finally cleared and released in 1989, following a dogged campaign by their lawyers, Alastair Logan and Gareth Peirce, aided by Ros Franey and Grant McKee from Yorkshire TV. The Maguire Seven were finally cleared in 1991, having served their full jail sentences although one of them, Gerry Conlon’s father, Giuseppe, died in prison.
Jan 03, 2021 · Paul Michael Hill, Gerry Conlon, Paddy Armstrong and Carole Richardson, known as the Guilford Four, were wrongfully convicted of the Guildford Pub bombings, which took place in 1974. Gerry Conlon’s father, Giuseppe, was also stitched up for the “crime” and died in jail. Hill was accused of being involved in the Irish Republican Army (IRA) bombings of pubs in Guildford and Woolwich.
Aug 02, 2019 · Paul Michael Hill, 66, was wrongly convicted of the 1974 Guildford pub bombings and spent 15 years in prison before marrying into the Kennedy family and having a Hollywood film made about his life....
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