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Son recalls father's 1974 Birmingham pub bombing death

A man whose father was killed in the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings said a hearing into potential new inquests moved him to speak publicly for the first time.

Paul Rowland's father John was one of the 21 victims. He said: "I can just remember my mother being distraught and rocking backwards and forwards saying I don't believe it."

A hearing that could lead to the reopening of inquests into the deaths is under way.

Mr Rowland said a letter from the coroner's office had made him come forward.

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