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  1. Guildford Four and Maguire Seven - Wikipedia

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    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 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.

  2. Gerry Conlon - Wikipedia

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    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Gerard "Gerry" Conlon (1 March 1954 – 21 June 2014) was an Irish man known for being one of the Guildford Four who spent 15 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of being a Provisional IRA bomber.

    • 21 June 2014 (aged 60), Belfast, Northern Ireland
    • Convicted on 22 October 1975 and sentenced to life imprisonment
    • Gerard Conlon, 1 March 1954, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    • Conviction quashed by Court of Appeal on 19 October 1989
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  4. Guildford pub bombings - Wikipedia

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    One of the four, Gerry Conlon, had been in London at the time of the bombings, and had visited his mother's sister, Annie Maguire. A few days after the Guildford Four were arrested, the Metropolitan Police arrested Annie Maguire and her family, including Conlon's father, Patrick "Giuseppe" Conlon – the " Maguire Seven ".

    • 5 (4 off-duty British soldiers and 1 civilian)
    • 5 October 1974, 20:30 – 21:00 (BST)
  5. Gerry Conlon — Wikipedia Republished // WIKI 2

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    Gerry Con­lon was born in Belfast and grew up in the im­pov­er­ished but close-knit com­mu­nity of the Lower Falls Road. He de­scribed his child­hood as happy. His fa­ther was Giuseppe Con­lon, a fac­tory worker, and his mother was Sarah Con­lon, a hos­pi­tal cleaner. In 1974, at age 20, Con­lon went to Eng­land to seek work and to es­cape the every­day vi­o­lence he was en­coun­ter­ing on the streets of Belfast. He was liv­ing with a group of squat­ters in Lon­don when he was ar­rested for the Guild­ford pub bomb­ings, which oc­curred on 5 Oc­to­ber the same year. Con­lon, along with fel­low Irish­men Paul Hill and Paddy Arm­strong and Eng­lish­woman Ca­r­ole Richard­son, be­came the so-called Guild­ford Four con­victed on 22 Oc­to­ber 1975 of plant­ing two bombs a year ear­lier in the Sur­rey town of Guild­ford which killed five peo­ple and in­jured dozens more. The four were sen­tenced to life in prison.At their trial the judge told the de­fen­dants, "If hang­ing were still an op...

    Con­lon bat­tled with lung can­cer for a lengthy pe­riod be­fore his death on 21 June 2014 in his na­tive Belfast. He is sur­vived by his sis­ters Ann and Bridie.

  6. Guildford Four: how the innocent were framed and the truth ...

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    Gerry Conlon leaving the Old Bailey On October 5, 1974 two public houses in Guildford, Surrey were bombed by the IRA without warning causing five deaths and over 60 injuries of varying severity. The bombs were placed in the pubs with timing devices to detonate when the bomb placers were clear of Guildford.

  7. Jun 21, 2014 · Gerry Conlon, Paddy Armstrong, Paul Hill and Carole Richardson were jailed in 1975 for the attack on the Horse and Groom pub in Guildford which killed four soldiers and a civilian and injured...

  8. Gerry Conlon blew almost £1 million after his release from ...

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    Gerry Conlon emerges from the Old Bailey Court in London after the Guildford Four are were released in 1989. Picture by Hugh Russell. Conlon had to resort to scavenging from bins when drug abuse...

  9. Nov 25, 2018 · The Guildford Four and the Maguire Seven In December 1974, police arrested Paul Hill, Gerry Conlon, Patrick Armstrong and Carole Richardson - later known as the Guildford Four. Under intense...

  10. Guildford Four police 'acted criminally', lawyers claim - BBC ...

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    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...

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