BBC News - IRA Hyde Park bomb: John Downey granted bail A man accused of murdering four British soldiers in the 1982 IRA Hyde Park bomb has been given conditional bail. John Anthony Downey, 61, of County Donegal, Ireland, is charged with the murders of Roy John Bright, Dennis Richard, Anthony Daly, Simon Andrew Tipper and Geoffrey Vernon Young. The four Household Cavalry members were killed as they rode through the London park to Buckingham Palace. His trial date has been put back to 14 January 2014, the Old Bailey heard. Mr Downey was arrested at Gatwick Airport in May. The bomb that Mr Downey is charged with planting was the first of two that caused carnage in London on that July day. In the first incident, a nail bomb in a blue Austin car was detonated as the Household Cavalry members made their way from their barracks in Knightsbridge to the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. Four men and seven horses were killed and a number of police officers and civilians were injured. In the second explosion, less than two hours later, seven Royal Green Jackets bandsmen in a Regent's Park bandstand were killed. If I recall correctly from reading his book ACAB was heavily involved in the immediate aftermath?