الإثنين , مايو 17 2021

Guildford Four's Gerry Conlon dies

Gerry ConlonGerry Conlon received an apology from then Prime Minister Tony Blair in 2005

Gerry Conlon, who spent 15 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, has died at the age of 60.

Mr Conlon was wrongly convicted of the 1974 Guildford IRA pub bombing that killed five people and injured 65.

He was one of the Guildford Four, whose convictions were quashed by the Court of Appeal in 1989.

Mr Conlon’s case was highlighted in the 1993 Oscar-nominated film In The Name Of The Father, starring Daniel Day-Lewis.

Gerry Conlon pictured upon his releaseGerry Conlon, pictured with his sisters after being released at the Old Bailey in 1989

Gerry Conlon, pictured at the funeral of SDLP MP Eddie McGradyMr Conlon, pictured in 2013 at the funeral of SDLP MP Eddie McGrady

Mr Conlon’s father Giuseppe was arrested when travelling to London from Belfast to help his son. He died while serving his sentence.

In 2005, the then Prime Minister Tony Blair apologised for the miscarriage of justice.

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