- Paul Hill – the first man arrested for the bombing. Advertisement. Paul Hill was arrested November 29, 1974 his friend Gerry Conlon (pictured above) was arrested November 30 and their old Belfast school mate Paddy Armstrong and his English girlfriend Carole Richardson were arrested on December 3.
- The trial's judge handed Hill a life sentence. At their trial, Paul Hill was given what was, at the time, the longest sentence ever handed down by an English court; life with no chance of parole until great age or infirmity.
- An active IRA unit confessed to the bombings. In January 1977, an active IRA service unit, nicknamed the Balcombe Street gang, issued a statement in court confessing they carried out the Guildford and Woolwich bombings and that the Four were completely innocent.
- Hill was moved from prison to prison. Paul Hill was ‘ghosted’ more than 50 times during his 15 years in prison. ‘ Ghosted’ is when a prisoner is moved without warning to another prison, usually in the middle of the night.
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, and the Maguire Seven were wrongly convicted of handling explosives found during the investigation into the bombings. Both groups' convictions were eve
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Paul Hill (1954-) was an Irish man who was wrongly imprisoned and tortured by the United Kingdom from 1975 to 1989, along with the three other members of the "Guildford Four", for the Guildford pub bombings. Biography. Hill at the White House. Paul Hill was born in Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland in 1954, the son of a mixed-religion marriage, and he decided to head to the mainland United Kingdom for work during The Troubles.
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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.
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