Saturday, May 1, 1999 Published at 09:42 GMT 10:42 UK
London bomb squad find explosives
"Combustible materials" were found at this house in Hampshire
Police are questioning a suspect in connection with the London nail bombings after finding a haul of explosives.
Two men and a woman - both unidentified - died in the blast at the Admiral Duncan, a gay pub in Soho, on Friday night. It was the third nail bomb attack in two weeks.
The Queen has sent her sympathies to those injured - mostly men in their 20s and 30s. Some had limbs blown off and other were seriously burned.
At University College Hospital 14 people were treated and seven were seriously injured. Doctors described the casualties as having suffered "horrific, appalling and devastating injuries".
A senior officer from Scotland Yard's Anti-Terrorist Branch said the Hampshire man was arrested as a result of information prompted by a CCTV video still.
Residents in Sunnybank Road in Cove were told to grab their children and leave their homes as detectives sealed off a quiet street.
She said: "We used to let our children run around but I'm going to ship them out today. We've heard that the house is a bomb factory. It's frightening."
Detectives arrested four other people in connection with the bombings, but they have been freed on police bail.
Mr Straw, visiting the injured at University College Hospital, said the bombs were attacks on "the whole of British society and they will not succeed".
He said the medical staff were so ''appalled'' by the scenes that they had been unable to express a reaction.
Earlier, representatives of the gay rights' group Stonewall met Mr Straw at the Home Office.
Stonewall's Mark Watson said: "He just wanted to give us his support and to say they were taking this very seriously."
Sir Paul denied that the police had been caught off guard, branding the allegation "offensive and inaccurate".
"Every bomb in a great city like this is an outrage. Every death is a tragedy. There are two families this morning who are mourning the loss of loved ones."
Search for clues
Forensic scientists and anti-terrorist squad officers are still combing the scene for clues. The area is still cordoned off. Posters reading "They can't kill us all" have been put up all over Soho.
"I have had no representations from the police about whether there would be any practical, positive advantage to banning organisations like these.''
Friends or relatives worried about the injured can telephone Scotland Yard's casualty bureau on 0171 834 7777.
Anyone with information should contact the police, in confidence, on the anti-terrorist branch hotline on 0800 789321