Over three weekends in 1999 London was terrorised by a series of explosions in the East End, West End and South of London. Each bomb contained around 1,500 4-inch nails, in holdalls that were left in public spaces. The bombs killed three people, including a pregnant woman, and injured 140 people, four of whom lost limbs. The bombs were created and planted by a far-right extremist David Copeland who was arrested just a few days after the third bomb was detonated.
The new documentary film “Nail Bomber: Manhunt”, which arrives on May 26th, tells the story of how those affected by the bombs rose up and were inspired to ultimately help catch the killer and bring him to justice.
The story of how one man held London to ransom for 13 days in 1999. The far-right extremist detonated three bombs in Soho, Brixton and Brick Lane, hoping to start a race war. Instead, as the documentary reveals, he inspired ordinary people to stand up and take action, helping to catch him and ultimately bring him to justice.