Fairytale Of New York Pogues/Kirsty MacColl
21 November 2017, 06:56
The 21 victims of the Birmingham pub bombings have been awarded the Freedom of the City.
Two pubs in the city were targeted by IRA bombs in 1974.
Heart was at the Council House last night where families of the victims received the honour on their behalf.
A ceremony was held at the Council House on Monday night ahead of the 43rd Memorial at St Phillips Cathedral this evening.
Julie Hambleton from @Justice4the21 tells #HeartNews what sister Maxine would have thought of being awarded the Freedom of the City. 21 victims of the #Birmingham pub bombings were honoured last night. pic.twitter.com/HjaXhMsY4f
— West Mids News (@HeartWMidsNews) 21 November 2017
The families of those killed are still fighting for someone to be found accountable. No one has been charged with the attacks since six men were freed from prison in 1991.
The families of the victims were recently denied legal aid ahead of a judicial review next month. They've been fighting a coroner's decision that IRA suspects will not be named at new inquests.