MPs’ fury at bomber
A SELF- CONFESSED IRA bomber should be extradited to Britain to face justice, MPs urged yesterday.
They spoke out after terrorist Michael Christopher Hayes, 69, broke decades of silence to admit being part of the cell that killed 21 people in 1974 by planting bombs in two Birmingham pubs.
The atrocity was compounded when six men were wrongly convicted for the crime and imprisoned for almost two decades.
Bombmaker Hayes last week told the BBC he accepted “collective responsibility” for all IRA attacks in Britain, and said he was sorry innocent people were killed.
But Hayes – who now lives in Dublin – refused to say if he planted the bombs himself.
Yesterday Khalid Mahmood, Labour MP for Birmingham Perry Barr, said on the BBC’s Sunday Politics the families of victims of the attacks suffer to this day.