Fact box: Thirty years of terror in Britain

Many of the worst attacks on mainland Britain in the past 30 years have been related to the conflict in Northern Ireland. Among them:

February 1974: Coach carrying soldiers and families in northern England is bombed by the Irish Republican Army (IRA). Twelve people killed, 14 hurt.

October-November 1974: Wave of IRA bombs in British pubs kills 28 people and wounds more than 200. Several people are convicted but cleared almost two decades later.

July 1982: Two IRA bomb attacks on soldiers in London's royal parks kill 11 people and wound 50.

December 1983: IRA Bomb at London's Harrods department store kills six.

October 1984: Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's Cabinet narrowly escapes IRA bomb which kills five people at hotel in resort of Brighton during the Conservative Party's annual conference.

September 1989: Bomb at Royal Marines Music School in Deal, southeast England, kills 11 and wounds 22.

February 1991: IRA fires mortar bomb at Prime Minister John Major's London office.

No one is injured.

April 1992: Car bomb outside Baltic Exchange in London's financial district kills three people and injures 91.

March 1993: Bombs in two litter bins in Warrington, northern England, kill two boys aged three and 12.

April 1993: IRA truck bomb devastates Bishopsgate area of London's financial district, killing one and injuring 44.

February 1996: Two people die when IRA detonates large bomb in London's Docklands area.

March 2001: A powerful car bomb explodes outside the BBC's London headquarters.

Police say the Real IRA, a republican splinter group opposed to the IRA's ceasefire, were behind the blast. One man injured.

July 2005: A number of people are killed in a series of explosions on London's transport system, causing chaos in the British capital. Several blasts hit the underground network and police there were several explosions on buses in the city.


Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter


© Copyright 2017, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production bpcf04 at 26 May 2017 12:34:40 Processing Time: 2772ms