Donegal man John Downey who has been charged with the murder of two UDR soldiers in the North 46 years ago was released from jail last night.

The 66-year-old (pictured) was granted bail yesterday morning but his release was delayed due to the processing of a financial surety, amounting to 35,000 euros.

However, the money did not come from two separate sources as specified by the court.

The judge subsequently changed his bail conditions to 30,000 euros from a single source plus 5,000 euros (£4,360) of his own money.

Downey (pictured) is facing extradition over the murder of two UDR men in Enniskillen in 1972 and is due to return to court on 23 November.

Downey was previously accused of involvement in the 1982 Hyde Park bombing.

Four soldiers and seven horses were killed in the attack

He was due to stand trial in 2014, but the trial collapsed when it emerged he had been sent a so-called 'on the runs' letter which said he was not wanted for arrest, questioning or charge by the police.

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