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William McKane cleared in IRA bomb plot case

Title
William McKane cleared in IRA bomb plot case
Genre
News report; Press conference
TX Date
14 Feb 1992
Year of production
1992
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Duration
00:03:18
Description
Tim Crook reports on the acquittal by an Old Bailey jury in London of a man accused of involvement in an IRA bombing campaign. Twenty-five year-old William McKane from Strabane in Northern Ireland was found not guilty of conspiring with Brixton Prison escapees Nessan Quinlivan and Pearse McAuley to cause explosions. He was also acquitted of possessing firearms. Includes a press statement outside the court by William McKane; Father Paddy Smith, the Irish Commissioner for Prisoners Overseas.
Contributors
Tim Crook; Paddy Smith; William McKane
Keywords
London; Northern Ireland; Terrorism; UK; Great Britain; IRA; Weapons; Trials; Firearms; Bombs; Old Bailey; William McKane

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