• Short Summary

    Another three men have been committed for trial for complicity in Italy's worst post-war bomb outrage in 1969, when 16 people died and 88 were injured.

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    Another three men have been committed for trial for complicity in Italy's worst post-war bomb outrage in 1969, when 16 people died and 88 were injured.

    The development came after a court in Catanzaro in southern Italy adjourned the case against anarchist Pietro Valpreda alleging he planted the bomb in a Milan bank.

    The three other men will be tried for complicity in the bank-bombing, following a report by investigators which alleges they organised, not only the Milan attack, but 21 other bombings in 1969.

    The long-delayed trial of Valpreda will probably be held at the same time as that of the other three men. The hearing which adjourned the case until 27 March lasted only 90 minutes.

    Valpreda, now 44, has spent three years in jail while pre-trial investigations have been continuing, and was released only recently under a special new law. A former television dancer, he wore blue jeans for his appearance in court.

    Intensive security measures, including metal detector checks, were in force during the hearing to guard against any violent reprisals.

    Before the latest commitment of the three men allegedly behind the Milan bombing plans, eleven other people had been charged in relation to the case.

    The trial, transferred from Rome to Milan and finally the small town of Catanzaro, has been a centre of judicial and political squabbles since Valpreda was first arrested four years ago.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADID6BX17UXWT4HUN9P122B3TI
    Media URN:
    VLVADID6BX17UXWT4HUN9P122B3TI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/03/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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