Sussex Arms pub bombing

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Sussex Arms pub bombing
Part of the Troubles
LocationCovent Garden, City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom
Date12 October 1992
13:30 (UTC)
Attack type
PerpetratorProvisional Irish Republican Army

On 12 October 1992, the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) detonated a bomb planted in the gents' toilets at the Sussex Arms pub in Upper St.Martins Lane near Long Acre, London, killing one person and injuring seven.[1][2] A telephone call to a radio station was made nine minutes before it exploded at 1:30 pm saying a bomb was placed "in the Leicester Square area", a tourist-frequented spot in London. The fatal victim, 30-year-old nurse David Heffer, died from injuries in hospital.[3] It was the eighth IRA explosion in London in a six day period.[4] This was the first pub bombing in Britain by the IRA that killed people, since the November 1974 Birmingham pub bombings and first IRA pub bombing in Britain that resulted in injuries since the Hare and Hounds pub bombing in Lower Boxley Road in Kent in September 1975 when two police officers were injured in an IRA car bomb. [5]

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  1. ^ Moore, Steve (21 September 2015). "Jeremy Corbyn's Inconvenient Truth".
  2. ^ Robinson, Eugene (13 October 1992). "BOMB IN LONDON PUB INJURES SEVEN" – via
  3. ^ "IRA pub blast victim dies of his injuries". 14 October 1992.
  4. ^ and, William E. Schmidt. "5 HURT IN LONDON BY ANOTHER BOMB".
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Coordinates: 51°30′44″N 0°07′36″W / 51.5121°N 0.1268°W / 51.5121; -0.1268