Soho nail bomb plaque stolen

A memorial plaque to the victims of the 1999 London nail bombing has gone missing. The metal tribute had been set in a churchyard close to the Admiral Duncan pub in Old Compton Street, where the explosion took place on 30 April 14 year ago.

It featured the names of the three people who died in the attack, including four months pregnant Andrea Dykes.

Westminster Council and anti-hate crime charity 17-24-30 are sharing the cost to get the memorial replaced in time for the annual gathering of family and friends to mark the anniversary.

"I find it appalling that anyone would steal the memorial plaque remembering those who died and were injured in the horrific Soho bombing of 1999," Councillor Ed Argar said.