Act of remembrance for 14th anniversary of Soho bombing

Act of Remembrance

On Tuesday 30 April from 6pm, there will be an act of remembrance at St Anne’s Garden, Wardour Street in Soho to mark the 14 year anniversary of the nail bomb attack on the Admiral Duncan pub, Old Compton Street.

In April 1999 David Copeland set out to attack the Black, Asian and Gay communities of Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho, hoping that it would create a climate of fear. Over the course of three weeks he planted three nail bombs which killed three people and injured many more. The most serious attack took place in Soho. A sports bag bomb containing 1,500 nails exploded in the crowded Admiral Duncan pub. Three friends Andrea Dykes 27, John Light 32 and Nick Moore, 31 died in the blast and more than 70 were injured.

The act of remembrance will take place from 5pm in St Anne’s Garden and will be led by Rev Simon Buckley. A two minute silence will be held at 6.37 pm.


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