Terrorism in 1975
• The IRA’s Christmas cease-
• On the mainland, a bomb placed under the car of Conservative MP Sir Hugh Frazer exploded outside his house in Holland Park (below). Sir Hugh was not in the car but the bomb killed the leading cancer surgeon Professor Gordon Hamilton-
• Another car bomb fixed to a car parked next door to the London home of Edward Heath was defused shortly before it was timed to explode.
• A middle-
• One of the editors of the Guinness Book of Records, Ross McWhirter, was an outspoken critic of the IRA and had called for the restoration of the death penalty for terrorist bombing. He was later murdered by gunmen who shot him on the doorstep of his home in Enfield.
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