Kenneth Howorth GM
26th October 1981
49 years old
Metropolitan PoliceOn 26th October 1981, police received warnings that bombs on a busy shopping street in central London would explode within 30 minutes. A booby-trapped improvised explosive device (IED), planted by the IRA, was discovered in the basement toilet of a Wimpy burger restaurant in Oxford Street. While attempting to defuse the bomb, Kenneth Howorth GM was killed instantly when it detonated.
Memorial – Unveiled 29th June 2018 at Oxford Street, London
Unveiling Photos – 29th June 2018 at Oxford Street, London