On This Day 1999: Manhunt For The Brixton Nail Bomber

The first of three consecutive nail bomb attacks in London took place after a sports bag was left at Brixton Market. Although a suspicious trader moved the bag to a less crowded area, the bomb exploded next to an Iceland supermarket, sending four-inch nails flying through the air and injuring 48 people. The perpetrator was eventually found to be 22-year-old David Copeland, a neo-Nazi militant who became known as the "London nail bomber". .

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