John Downey
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Alleged IRA Hyde Park bomber John Downey goes free

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.

Go to next video: Hain 'astounded' over Hyde Park charges