Letter: Answers to the IRA's City bombing

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Sir: A visitor at the north door of the British Museum on a Saturday afternoon may see a number of uniformed police with two crane vehicles removing the cars of members of the public that were parked, without any apparent danger or inconvenience to anyone, on the natural (but, as it turns out, mistaken) assumption that parking in the area is free on Saturday afternoons.

Given the success of terrorists in escaping detection when parking a lorry full of high explosives in Bishopsgate during those hours, it might be asked whether these police have been deployed in a manner that best serves the people of London.

Yours faithfully,


Westminster Abbey

London, SW1

25 April