Daughter of IRA bombing victim helps bring offenders and victims together

A woman whose father was killed in the IRA bombing of the Grand Hotel in Brighton in October 1984, has joined forces with Wiltshire and Swindon's newly elected police and crime commissioner to help victims of crime.

The IRA targeted the Grand Hotel in Brighton in October 1984 Credit: ITV Meridian

Jo Berry's father, politican Sir Anthony Berry, was one of five people killed by the IRA.

Its target was the then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her Tory cabinet who were staying at the hotel for the Conservative Party Conference.

Former minister Lord Tebbit was severely injured. His wife Margaret was left paralysed. Mrs Thatcher escaped injury.

Amazingly, in recent years, Jo Berry has become friends with the man who planted the bomb - Patrick Magee.

He served 13 years before being freed early, under the terms of the Good Friday agreement.

She, and him, work together for peace and to encourage restorative justice - where victims meet the perpetrators of the crime as part of the recovery process.

ITV Meridian's Fred Dineneage spoke to her earlier.