• Short Summary

    The home of British Employment and Productivity Minister Robert Carr in a north London suburb was damaged tonight (Tuesday) by two bomb blasts which shattered windows.

  • Description

    The home of British Employment and Productivity Minister Robert Carr in a north London suburb was damaged tonight (Tuesday) by two bomb blasts which shattered windows. The incident came at the end of a day of demonstrations against the Government's Industrial Relations Bill, a measure for which Mr Carr is responsible.

    The bombs, believed to have been in black plastic bags, exploded within minutes of each other. Most of the damage was caused by the first blast which blew in the front door and several windows and damaged the Minister's car, which was parked outside.

    Thee was no indication whether the incident was connected with the nation-wide protests against the Government's anti-strike legislation, but it was being pointed out that a similar bomb damaged the offices of the Employment Ministry on December 9, only 24 hours after a previous day of protest strikes.

    Mr Carr, who was at home with his wife and younger daughter Ginnie (13), was unhurt and gave reporters his account of the incident:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7OM804GNTGUMSJUZ82A2JPMYF
    Media URN:
    VLVA7OM804GNTGUMSJUZ82A2JPMYF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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