Hyde park bomb suspect John Downey wants to appear in court this morning charged with murdering two soldiers in 1972.

The 67-year-old himself in the Republic of Ireland on Friday after losing his appeal to his extradition to Northern Ireland.

Ulrich Defense Regiment Soldiers – Lance Corporal Alfred Johnston, 32, and Private James Eames, 33 – and "aiding and abetting an explosion."

They were killed when they were inspecting at Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, in August 1972.

Downey is due to appear at Omagh Magistrates Court in Northern Ireland this morning.

In 2013, he was charged with murdering four Royal Household Cavalrymen at the IRA bombing on London's Hyde Park in 1982.

Lance Corporal Jeffrey Young, Squadron Quartermaster Corporal Roy Bright, Trooper Simon Tipper and Lieutenant Anthony Daly were killed in the blast.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said the investigation into the 1972 murders remains active.