1 May 2009

Remembering the Admiral Duncan bombing

Today (well, yesterday now) marks the tenth anniversary of the Admiral Duncan nail bombings in Soho, London.

The nail bomb exploded at the start of a bank holiday weekend so the Old Compton Street area had been heaving with people. It was a pre-mediated attack in which the aim was to hurt and kill as many gay people as possible.

The killer, David Copeland, a former BNP member and neo-Nazi, was so fuelled by hate that he did not consider integration in any of his attacks.

It's worth noting that then Home Secretary, Jack Straw visited both other sites targeted by Copeland during his 13-day bombing campaign  - Brick Lane and Brixton - but did not visit the Admiral Duncan.


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