Brighton suspected bomb "sent by IRA".

Brighton suspected bomb

Brighton suspected bomb "sent by IRA".

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A group calling itself the IRA has claimed responsibility for the suspect package sent to the armed forces recruitment centre in Queen's Road, Brighton, last week.

Scotland Yard said a group using a recognised codeword had contacted a media outlet in Northern Ireland on Saturday.

Four suspected explosive devices were discovered at Army careers offices in Brighton, Oxford, Canterbury and the Queensmere shopping centre in Slough last Thursday.

This followed packets sent to Aldershot, Hampshire, on Wednesday and another two on Tuesday to an armed forces careers office in Reading, Berkshire, and the Army and RAF careers office in Chatham, Kent.

Page 2: 12:28 One of the packages bore a Republic of Ireland postmark and Downing Street said the small but potentially viable devices bore "the hallmarks of Northern Ireland-related terrorism".

Scotland Yard said: "We are aware of the claim of responsibility for the devices that were sent to Army recruitment centres in England last week.

"The claim was received on Saturday February 15 by a Northern Irish media outlet using a recognised codeword. The claim was allegedly made on behalf of the 'IRA'.

"The public is urged to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious to the Anti-Terrorist Hotline, 0800 789 321."

The IRA disbanded in the years after it declared an end to its armed campaign in 2005, but a group calling itself the New IRA formed just before the London Olympics in 2012 and was linked to letter bombs sent last autumn.

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1:18pm Mon 17 Feb 14

British Independence says...

What's wrong with these stupid people? Their province is now mostly under the control of Brussels. They are sending these packages to the wrong people!
What's wrong with these stupid people? Their province is now mostly under the control of Brussels. They are sending these packages to the wrong people! British Independence
  • Score: 16

2:09pm Mon 17 Feb 14

whatevernext2013 says...

British Independence wrote:
What's wrong with these stupid people? Their province is now mostly under the control of Brussels. They are sending these packages to the wrong people!
what stupid people ,are they the ones fighting for there freedom or are they the one s that allow there children sign up ,to be killed on the streets of foreign countries or come home with body parts missing ?
[quote][p][bold]British Independence[/bold] wrote: What's wrong with these stupid people? Their province is now mostly under the control of Brussels. They are sending these packages to the wrong people![/p][/quote]what stupid people ,are they the ones fighting for there freedom or are they the one s that allow there children sign up ,to be killed on the streets of foreign countries or come home with body parts missing ? whatevernext2013
  • Score: -18

2:41pm Mon 17 Feb 14

rubberflipper says...

British Independence wrote:
What's wrong with these stupid people? Their province is now mostly under the control of Brussels. They are sending these packages to the wrong people!
Well said.
[quote][p][bold]British Independence[/bold] wrote: What's wrong with these stupid people? Their province is now mostly under the control of Brussels. They are sending these packages to the wrong people![/p][/quote]Well said. rubberflipper
  • Score: 19

3:39pm Mon 17 Feb 14

monkeymoo says...

The IRA are so pathetically out of touch with what the people they are 'fighting' for actually want.
Idiots!
The IRA are so pathetically out of touch with what the people they are 'fighting' for actually want. Idiots! monkeymoo
  • Score: 14

7:02pm Mon 17 Feb 14

JHunty says...

whatevernext2013 wrote:
British Independence wrote:
What's wrong with these stupid people? Their province is now mostly under the control of Brussels. They are sending these packages to the wrong people!
what stupid people ,are they the ones fighting for there freedom or are they the one s that allow there children sign up ,to be killed on the streets of foreign countries or come home with body parts missing ?
Presumably you came back missing the body part that allowed you to make a cogent argument.
[quote][p][bold]whatevernext2013[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]British Independence[/bold] wrote: What's wrong with these stupid people? Their province is now mostly under the control of Brussels. They are sending these packages to the wrong people![/p][/quote]what stupid people ,are they the ones fighting for there freedom or are they the one s that allow there children sign up ,to be killed on the streets of foreign countries or come home with body parts missing ?[/p][/quote]Presumably you came back missing the body part that allowed you to make a cogent argument. JHunty
  • Score: 8

1:39am Tue 18 Feb 14

whatevernext2013 says...

monkeymoo wrote:
The IRA are so pathetically out of touch with what the people they are 'fighting' for actually want.
Idiots!
and you know this why ?
[quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: The IRA are so pathetically out of touch with what the people they are 'fighting' for actually want. Idiots![/p][/quote]and you know this why ? whatevernext2013
  • Score: -4

1:45am Tue 18 Feb 14

whatevernext2013 says...

JHunty wrote:
whatevernext2013 wrote:
British Independence wrote:
What's wrong with these stupid people? Their province is now mostly under the control of Brussels. They are sending these packages to the wrong people!
what stupid people ,are they the ones fighting for there freedom or are they the one s that allow there children sign up ,to be killed on the streets of foreign countries or come home with body parts missing ?
Presumably you came back missing the body part that allowed you to make a cogent argument.
you keep sending your kids to fight wars in lands that dont belong to you ,i take it your happy to see them come home in body bags ,its about time this country started looking after its own before fighting wars that have nothing to do with them after all its the uk tax payer who is footing the bill ,lets spend it at home for a change
[quote][p][bold]JHunty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whatevernext2013[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]British Independence[/bold] wrote: What's wrong with these stupid people? Their province is now mostly under the control of Brussels. They are sending these packages to the wrong people![/p][/quote]what stupid people ,are they the ones fighting for there freedom or are they the one s that allow there children sign up ,to be killed on the streets of foreign countries or come home with body parts missing ?[/p][/quote]Presumably you came back missing the body part that allowed you to make a cogent argument.[/p][/quote]you keep sending your kids to fight wars in lands that dont belong to you ,i take it your happy to see them come home in body bags ,its about time this country started looking after its own before fighting wars that have nothing to do with them after all its the uk tax payer who is footing the bill ,lets spend it at home for a change whatevernext2013
  • Score: -2

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