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Alleged Hyde Park bomber goes free

A man accused of four murders in an IRA bombing in Hyde Park will not be prosecuted because he received a previous guarantee he would not be taken to court.

A man accused of killing four soldiers in the 1982 IRA Hyde Park bombing will not be prosecuted because he was given a guarantee he would not face trial.

It follows a judge's ruling that an official assurance given in error meant John Downey could not be prosecuted.

Victims' families said they felt "devastatingly let down".

Nick Higham reports.