• Short Summary

    ENGLAND, BRIGHTON

    Police in Brighton now say four people were killed in the explosion at the Grand Hotel on October 12.

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    EXTERIOR Hospital.
    INTERIOR: Sir Walter Clegg MP speaking.
    EXTERIOR OF Grand Hotel.
    Police outside.
    Rescue workers.
    Guest retrieving belongings.
    Union Jack lowered.
    Initials


    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ENGLAND, BRIGHTON

    Police in Brighton now say four people were killed in the explosion at the Grand Hotel on October 12. The bomb, planted by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) had been aimed at Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet ministers. They had been staying in Brighton during the Conservative party conference which ended on the day the bomb went off. Police have now named two of the four people who died in the explosion, one was Eric Taylor, the Chairman of the North West Conservative Party, the other was Sir Anthony Berry MP. Another victim is believed to be the wife of government Chief Whip John Wakeham. Thirty-four people were injured. Including Trade and Industry Secretary Norman Tebbit. The head of Scotland Yard's (Headquarters of Metropolitan Police) anti-terrorist squad, Commander Bill Hucklesby, said he believed the IRA may have planted the bomb weeks before the Conservative conference. He said the bomb may have been hidden under the floorboards in the sixth-floor room.

    Source: BBC 1" VIDEO TAPE

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1JVSNQEL81TKJMHQEFG1TKFEX
    Media URN:
    VLVA1JVSNQEL81TKJMHQEFG1TKFEX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/10/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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