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Calls for fresh inquiry in to Deal Barracks bombing 30 years after the attack

There are calls for a fresh investigation into a bombing that killed eleven people at the Royal Marines School of Music in Deal.

The bomb destroyed a building in the barracks in September 1989.

A ceremony will be held this Sunday to remember the victims.

The blast flattened the 'Coffee Boat' rest area and destroyed a neighbouring accommodation block.

The then Commandant General of the Royal Marines Lieutenant General Sir Martin Garrod branded the bombers "the scum of the earth".

  • WATCH: Deal Memorial Bandstand Chairman, Derek Lindars, on how the local community remembers.

They figuratively wrapped their arms around us as the Royal Marines and provided us with a great deal of emotional support. "

– Derek Lindars

Local MP Charlie Elphicke has called on the Northern Ireland Secretary to launch a full inquiry.

The Secretary of State, Julian Smith, is currently setting up a Historical Investigations Unit to consider past crimes from 'The Troubles'.

The Provisional IRA claimed responsibility for the Deal bombing but no one has ever been convicted for their involvement.