Thursday 23 October 2014

Peter Robinson threatens to resign over Hyde Park bomb trial collapse

Published 26/02/2014 | 13:40

THE leader of Northern Ireland's devolved government has threatened to quit unless a judicial review is ordered into the collapse of the Hyde Park bomb trial.

Peter Robinson said he was not prepared to be First Minister in the administration unless he received answers, and added that he had been left in the dark by the British Government.

John Downey, 62, received a letter of assurance from the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) which his lawyers argued led him to believe he was not being sought by UK police prior to his arrest.

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