Brighton hotel bombing
|Brighton hotel bombing|
|Part of the Troubles|
The Grand Hotel on the morning after the bombing
|Location||Brighton, England, UK|
|Date||12 October 1984 |
|Target||Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet|
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. Thatcher narrowly escaped injury. Five people were killed, including two high-profile members of the Conservative Party, and 31 were injured.