2000 Photo Contest, Spot News, 2nd prize

Neil Libbert

Network Photographers

30 April, 1999

Early in the evening a nail bomb exploded in The Admiral Duncan gay pub in Soho. Three people died and up to 70 were injured. It was the third such bombing in less than two weeks. Earlier bombs had gone off in predominantly black and Bengali areas of the city. Police arrested and charged a 22-year-old man early on May 1. They reported that the bomber was acting alone, and was not affiliated to any of the extremist right-wing groups that had claimed responsibility for the bombings. Later, the man admitted causing the explosions.

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Neil Libbert

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