Guildford Pub Bombings Inquest

Her Majesty's Senior Coroner for Surrey, Mr Richard Travers, has resumed the inquests into the deaths of the five young people who were killed in the Horse and Groom Pub in Guildford on 5 October 1974. The individuals who died were:

  • Mr Paul Craig
  • Guardsman William Forsyth
  • Private Ann Hamilton
  • Guardsman John Hunter
  • Private Caroline Slater

The Senior Coroner's decision to resume the inquests is contained in a Ruling on Resumption which was handed down on 31 January 2019, and which gives a provisional indication of the anticipated scope of the inquests.

Updates, information about hearings and key documents relating to the proceedings will be made available on this webpage, including rulings, hearing agendas, written submissions and reports from counsel to the inquests and (when produced) transcripts of the proceedings.

For media and other enquiries in relation to these inquests, please contact Heather Nin, Coroner's Officer: GPB1974@surreycoroner.gov.uk. Enquiries sent to this email address that do not relate to this inquest will not be responded to.

The next pre-inquest review will occur on Friday 8 October 2021 at 10.30am at HM Coroner's Court in Woking.


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