• Short Summary

    British Conservative Party politician, Airey Neave, who was killed when his car was blown-up by a bomb outside the British parliament in London on the thirtieth of March, was buried on Friday (6 April) in a tiny village churchyard.

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    British Conservative Party politician, Airey Neave, who was killed when his car was blown-up by a bomb outside the British parliament in London on the thirtieth of March, was buried on Friday (6 April) in a tiny village churchyard.

    SYNOPSIS: There was tight security at the little church at Hinton Waldrist, in Oxfordshire, southern England, where the funeral service for Airey Neave was held. Thirty politicians from all parties had joined relatives and friends in attending the memorial service.

    Airey Neave, a highly-decorated World War Two hero, was the Opposition Conservative Party's spokesman on Northern Ireland. His Strong statements in opposition to sectarian violence in Northern Ireland had earned him many enemies ...and Irish Guerrillas have claimed responsibility for his murder.

    Margaret Thatcher, the leader of the Conservative Party, and possibly the United Kingdom's next Prime Minister, was a close personal friend of Mr. Neave.

    Roy Mason, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, is reported to be on an Irish terrorist group's death list.

    The death of Mr. Neave has outraged British politicians from all political parties. And security for many leading figures has been tightened up. Officers with binoculars scanned the five hundred mourners who packed into St. Mary's church and lined the church path when all seats in the church were taken. Police dogs trained to sniff out explosives had been used to check the centuries-old church before the service began.

    The possibility of another attack by Irish nationalists on politicians before the general election on the third of May is a major worry for Britain's police.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4AY8LVREAG45U6TOM6ET7HQE9
    Media URN:
    VLVA4AY8LVREAG45U6TOM6ET7HQE9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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