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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th July 1982 Bombs planted by Irish Republican Army explode in 2 London parks
20th July 1982 T Macauly and D Vosburghs musical Windy City, premieres in London
20th July 1960 Born today: Katie Rabbet, London England, Prince Andrew's former girlfriend
20th July 1956 Born today: Paul Cook, London, rock drummer (Sex Pistols)
20th July 1944 Pierre Vinot, French ambassador to London/writer, dies
20th July 1935 Born today: Ted Rogers, Kennington London, comedian (Aladdin, Cinderella)
20th July 1930 Born today: Sally Ann Howes, London England, actress (Dead of Night)
Botched Anti-Terror Police Raid
This is the house that the police raided and shot a man in 2006.
Location: 46 Lansdown Road, Forest Gate, London
Description: On 2nd June 2006, anti-terrorism police raided this house and in making several arrests shot one of the occupants.
The bungled operation headed by MI5 was convinced that the informant had persuasive evidence that a group of men here were plotting to deploy a chemical device in the capital.
Following protests and tension across the capital after recent bomb attacks, the police were forced later to apologise to the occupants.