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Brighton hotel bombing
Brighton hotel bombing
The Grand Hotel on the morning after the bombing
Location Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates 50°49′17″N 0°08′50″W / 50.82139°N 0.14722°W / 50.82139; -0.14722Coordinates: 50°49′17″N 0°08′50″W / 50.82139°N 0.14722°W / 50.82139; -0.14722
Date 12 October 1984
02:54 (GMT)
Attack type Bombing, assassination attempt
Weapon(s) Time bomb
Deaths 5
Injured 31
Perpetrator Provisional IRA

The Brighton hotel bombing was an attack at the Grand Hotel in Brighton, England. It happened on 12 October 1984. A time bomb was planted in the hotel by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) member Patrick Magee. The purpose was to kill Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her ministers, who were staying at the hotel for the Conservative Party conference. Thatcher narrowly escaped injury. Five people were killed, including two high-profile members of the Conservative Party, and 31 were injured.


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