Inspector Stephen Dodd

Inspector Stephen Dodd
34 years old

17th December 1983

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On the afternoon of 17 December, IRA members parked a car bomb near the side entrance of Harrods, on Hans Crescent. The bomb exploded at about 13:21, as four police officers in a car, an officer on foot and a police dog-handler neared the suspect vehicle. Six people were killed (three officers and three bystanders) and 90 others were injured, including 14 police officers. The blast damaged 24 cars and all five floors on the side of Harrods. The police car absorbed much of the blast and this likely prevented further casualties.

Please also see Sergeant Noel Lane and WPC Jane Arbuthnot

Inspector Stephen Dodd

Memorial – Unveiled 24th September 1985 in Hans Crescent, London

Unveiling Photos – 24 September 1985
in Hans Crescent, London

Ceremony Programme

Dodd Lane Arbuthnot Memorial Programme 1
Dodd Lane Arbuthnot Memorial Programme 3
Dodd Lane Arbuthnot Memorial Programme 2
Dodd Lane Arbuthnot Memorial Programme 4

Letters

Dodd Lane Arbuthnot Letter 1
Dodd Lane Arbuthnot Letter 2

Location Map

Hans Crescent, London