Sussex Arms pub bombing

On 12 October 1992, the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) detonated a bomb that had been planted in the gents' toilets in the Sussex Arms pub in Upper St Martins Lane near Long Acre, London, killing a man and injuring seven other people.[1]

Sussex Arms pub bombing
Part of the Troubles
LocationSussex Arms, Long Acre, Covent Garden, City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom
Date12 October 1992
13:30 (UTC)
Attack type
PerpetratorProvisional Irish Republican Army

A telephone call to a radio station was made at 1:21 pm, nine minutes before the bomb exploded, saying a bomb had been placed "in the Leicester Square area";[citation needed] a tourist-frequented spot nearby.

The bomb exploded at 1:30pm, injuring eight people. One of the wounded - thirty-year-old nurse David Heffer - died from his injuries in hospital.[2] It was the eighth IRA bomb in London in a six-day period.[3]

See also



  1. ^ Robinson, Eugene (13 October 1992). "BOMB IN LONDON PUB INJURES SEVEN" – via
  2. ^ "IRA pub blast victim dies of his injuries". 14 October 1992. Archived from the original on 25 May 2022.
  3. ^ and, William E. Schmidt (13 October 1992). "5 HURT IN LONDON BY ANOTHER BOMB". The New York Times.

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