Brighton hotel bombing

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Brighton hotel bombing
Part of the Troubles
The Grand Hotel on the morning after the bombing
LocationBrighton, England, UK
Coordinates50°49′17″N 0°08′50″W / 50.82139°N 0.14722°W / 50.82139; -0.14722Coordinates: 50°49′17″N 0°08′50″W / 50.82139°N 0.14722°W / 50.82139; -0.14722
Date12 October 1984
02:54 (GMT)
TargetMargaret Thatcher and her cabinet
Attack type
Assassination attempt
WeaponsTime bomb
Non-fatal injuries
PerpetratorProvisional IRA

The Brighton hotel bombing was an attack at the Grand Hotel in Brighton, England. It happened on 12 October 1984. A time bomb was planted in the hotel by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) member Patrick Magee. The purpose was to kill Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her ministers, who were staying at the hotel for the Conservative Party conference.[1] Thatcher narrowly escaped injury. Five people were killed, including two high-profile members of the Conservative Party, and 31 were injured.

References[change | change source]

  1. Gareth Parry (10 June 1986). "Patrick Magee convicted of IRA terrorist attack". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 30 April 2007.