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UK News IRA had planned to knock out power supply to south east of England

02:30  20 october  2019
02:30  20 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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The IRA planned to knock out the power supply to the south east of England in the final years of its bombing campaign, a Former US Marine John Crawley, who had already been caught smuggling guns from America for the IRA , was arrested just before he could bomb London' s electricity supply .

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a train is parked on the side of a building: The IRA broke its ceasefire in 1996 with a series of bombs in England, including a massive blast in Manchester on June 15 (Paul Barker/PA) © Paul Barker The IRA broke its ceasefire in 1996 with a series of bombs in England, including a massive blast in Manchester on June 15 (Paul Barker/PA)

The IRA had planned to knock out the power supply to the south east of England in the final years of its terror campaign, a former member has claimed.

The audacious plan is alleged to have come in the mid 1990s, shortly before the Belfast Agreement peace accord.

Former US Marine turned IRA gun runner John Crawley made the claim in a new programme, as part of a BBC series marking the 50th anniversary of the outbreak of the troubles in Northern Ireland.

a man standing in front of a window: US-born former IRA gun runner John Crawley (BBC/PA) © Provided by The Press Association US-born former IRA gun runner John Crawley (BBC/PA)

The seventh and final episode of Spotlight on the Troubles: A Secret History explores the last IRA bombing campaign in England and the secret talks that brought it to peace.

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The IRA broke its 1994 ceasefire in February 1996 when it exploded a bomb in London’s docklands, which killed two people and caused an estimated £150 million worth of damage.

In June of the same year it exploded what was reported as the largest bomb to be planted in Great Britain since the Second World War.

More than 200 people were injured in the blast in Manchester and significant damage to infrastructure caused.

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He had been a member of an IRA sniper team in South Armagh. He was released two years later, under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement. Since the beginning of its campaign in the early 1970 s , the IRA had carried out many bomb attacks in England .

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Mr Crawley, who had previously been caught smuggling guns from the United States for the IRA, told the programme how he was arrested just before a plan to bomb London’s electricity supply was carried out.

“We were going to knock out the power supply of the south east of England,” he tells the programme.

“And there may have been other operations after that, but we were caught before we could do that.”

However he also claimed that the IRA had been left overstretched by the campaign.

“I wondered why they didn’t kill us, because we’d have had men tooled up and everything,” he said.

“They knew where we were going and to this day, I don’t know why they just didn’t take us out of it.

“Because coffins coming back on the ferry would’ve been a nice message to anybody else looking to go.

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“And believe me, there wasn’t a lot of people putting their hands up to go to England.”

a man wearing a suit and tie: John Grieve, who headed Scotland Yard’s anti terror unit in the 1990s, described the IRA bombers as ‘the A team’ (PA/BBC) © Provided by The Press Association John Grieve, who headed Scotland Yard’s anti terror unit in the 1990s, described the IRA bombers as ‘the A team’ (PA/BBC)

John Grieve, who took over Scotland Yard’s anti-terror unit on the day of the Canary Wharf bomb, described Mr Crawley and the other IRA bombers as “the A team”.

“They were absolutely excellent and one of them, John Crawley, ex-US Marine Corps demolition specialist, this was the top sort of people for them to bring up.

“He just epitomised the cunning, skills, experience, of the sort of people they were putting against us,” he told the programme.

The Troubles series has been described by the BBC as one of the “most significant” produced by BBC Northern Ireland.

To date it has reached more than 1.8 million people across the UK and has received more than 1.1 million requests on the BBC iPlayer.

In Northern Ireland, more than half a million people have watched programmes in the series, with the fifth episode the third most watched programme on BBC One Northern Ireland this year so far, after Line Of Duty and Strictly Come Dancing.

The seventh and final episode of the series will be broadcast on Tuesday October 22 on BBC One NI and BBC Four at 8.30pm.

Meanwhile, Spotlight on The Troubles: Behind The Scenes will be shown on Thursday October 24 on BBC One NI at 9pm.

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