LETTER : Definitions of democracy in Northern Ireland

From Mr Anthony Sutcliffe

Sir: Your correspondents Heather Mills and Nicole Veash report criticism (12 February) of the evacuation of the area in which the IRA bomb was detonated.

I travelled to the Isle of Dogs last Friday and was stuck in the traffic outside of South Quay station for about 10 minutes, at around 5.30pm. The roads were very badly congested and it would have been impossible to carry out a full evacuation of the area in the time allowed.

Yours sincerely,

A. P. Sutcliffe

Taunton, Somerset

12 February