AS­SAS­SI­NA­TION AT­TEMPT

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At 2.53am on 12 Oc­to­ber 1984, a bomb ripped through the Grand Ho­tel in Brighton dur­ing the Con­ser­va­tive party con­fer­ence.

The IRA ad­mit­ted the ter­ror­ist at­tack – an at­tempt to as­sas­si­nate PM Mar­garet Thatcher and her Cabi­net. She es­caped un­scathed, but five died and 34 were in­jured.

The bomb was planted by IRA ex­plo­sives of­fi­cer Pa­trick Magee. He was jailed for 35 years, but freed in 1999 un­der the terms of the Good Fri­day Agree­ment.

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