• Short Summary

    Five people were injured on Monday (12 September) when a bomb exploded in an office building in Oxford Street.

  • Description

    Five people were injured on Monday (12 September) when a bomb exploded in an office building in Oxford Street. The continuing campaign of planting bombs and incendiary devices in Britain began in several stores in the Oxford Street area on Mid-August.

    In this latest explosion, no warning had been given but a girl had seen a parcel left near a lift. She told her boss, who told the caretaker. He in turn telephones the police but the bomb went off before they could arrive.

    The bombings are generally thought to be the work of the Irish Republican Army, although no-one has claimed credit for placing any of the devices. The British Home Secretary, Mr. Robert Carr, has said that the one thing clear was that the devices had an Irish connection.

    The bombings have been condemned by the Irish Republic's Premier, Mr. Liam Cosgrave.

    The recent spats of bombings has led London's police and authorities to tighten up security in public places, particularly airports and railway stations. There has been a threat to bomb fuel depots at London's Heathrow Airport.

    THE TEXT OF AN EYE-WITNESS ACCOUNT OF THE EXPLOSION INCLUDED IN THIS FILM IS GIVEN BELOW:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA298VTGKEDM183W44W93XZNJ1O
    Media URN:
    VLVA298VTGKEDM183W44W93XZNJ1O
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/09/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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