source: Mirror Online
published: 9 April 2014
A police decision not to have a new inquiry into the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings has been slammed by relatives of one victim as it was revealed 35 pieces of evidence had been binned.
Julie Hambleton and her brother Brian, who lost their 18-year-old sister Maxine in the November 21 blasts, were given the news at a meeting with West Midlands Police Chief Constable Chris Sims.
Speaking afterwards, Julie said she felt let down “in the most diabolical manner”. She added: “I am ashamed to be British today.”
They had hoped a review of evidence lasting nearly two years would lead to a fresh probe into the murder of 21 people and the wounding of 182 others at the Tavern In The Town and Mulberry Bush.