David Copeland – “London Nail Bomber”

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David Copeland


David Copeland London Nail Bomber


David Copeland (born 15 May 1976) is a BritishNeo-Nazi militant who became known as the “London Nail Bomber” after a 13-day bombing campaign in April 1999 aimed at London’s black, South Asian and gay communities that resulted in three people killed and more than a hundred injured. Widely labelled a terrorist.

Copeland was a former member of two far-right political groups, the British National Party and then the National Socialist Movement.

Copeland with ex-BNP party leader John Tyndall resized

David Copeland with ex-BNP party leader John Tyndall

Over three successive weekends between 17 and 30 April 1999, Copeland placed homemade nail bombs, each containing up to 1,500 four-inch nails, in holdalls that he left in public spaces around London.

bomb going off

The first bomb was placed outside the Iceland supermarket in Electric Avenue, Brixton, an area of south London with a large black population.

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