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05/03/01
Shepherd's Bush Residents: Why No Evacuation?
- Police cleared BBC TV centre before bomb but left locals in their homes

RESIDENTS who live near the BBC TV centre that was bombed yesterday are demanding to know why police left them in their houses, despite organising an evacuation of the centre itself.

Most security experts believe dissident Irish Republican group the Real IRA was responsible for the Semtex explosion that caused serious damage to the Shepherd's Bush office complex.

Senior police officers back that theory and apparently knew enough about the attack beforehand to have cleared out the TV centre. Local residents are concerned that they were left uninformed until after the explosion, though the police say safeguards were put in place.

Residents' bodies are now pushing for an urgent meeting with police representatives.




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