Survivors have marked the 25th anniversary of the London Docklands bombing

Survivors have marked the 25th anniversary of the London Docklands bombing with a vow to keep fighting for compensation.

Two people were killed, and many others injured by the IRA bomb which had been left in a lorry, on 9 February 1996.

Survivors released doves at the blast site. Joyce Brown, one of the victims, said: I feel like our government has forgotten about us. I feel cheated.

A minute’s silence took place at 19:01 GMT.

Joyce Brown, 64, was cleaning the Midland Bank after closing time when the 3,000lb (1,360kg) bomb exploded. She heard a bang and “everything came down on my head – the whole building just looked like a warzone”.

The bomb planted by the IRA close to South Quay station, which used Libyan-made explosives, ended the organisation’s 18-month ceasefire.

The victims want the British government to use some of the £12bn of Libyan assets that are frozen in the UK, to compensate them. Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s regime supplied large amounts of weapons to the IRA during the Troubles.

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