A bomb exploded under a car in Connaught Square, West London, on Monday (3 November) just as its lawyer owner was about to drive off to work.
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Background: A bomb exploded under a car in Connaught Square, West London, on Monday (3 November) just as its lawyer owner was about to drive off to work.
The car was lifted into the air by the blast and crashed down on its roof. The owner, barrister Richard Charnley, was taken to hospital with a broken leg.
Police sources said his life appeared to have been saved by the seat belt he was wearing and by the strong construction of his car.
Two other people, both passerby, were injured in the blast which occurred just after nine in the morning.
It was the tenth bomb attack in Southern England in two months. No warning was given.
The attack was similar to that made on the car of conservative parliamentarian Sir Hugh Fraser in Holland Park eleven days ago. That explosion killed a cancer specialist, Professor Gordon Hamilton Fairley.
Police believe that the Connaught Square explosion was probably also intended for a conservative parliamentarian. They say the possible target may have been Tory M.P. John Gorst who moved from a nearby home in the Square three months ago.