Sunday, April 18, 1999 Published at 19:23 GMT 20:23 UK
Mystery over London bomb
Central Brixton remains closed off after the bomb
Scotland Yard remains open-minded about who planted the nail bomb that exploded in south London on Saturday, but has ruled out links with "known terrorist groups".
Fourteen people remain in hospital following the attack at a busy Brixton market, which injured 48 shoppers, four seriously.
Police are studying closed circuit camera footage for clues but have established that the bomb was a "crude, homemade device".
The Queen, currently on a visit to Korea, has sent a message of sympathy to those injured, wishing them a speedy recovery.
Witnesses say they saw a man with blond hair leave a bag containing the device outside Iceland on Electric Avenue. It went off at 1730BST on a packed street.
A market trader, George Jones, 42, said he moved the bag containing the bomb only seconds before it went off to try and protect the children nearby.
Iceland's manager, Paul Maskell, also saw the bomb moments before it exploded, having been alerted to the scene because of a suspicious-looking bag. He was injured by the flying nails and has been treated in hospital.
Mr Maskell said the bomb was in a shoe box in a plastic container, with a clock attached to the side.
"I saw my security guard on the floor and remember people screaming and the smell of burning," he said.
Local MP Kate Hoey described the attack as "absolutely outrageous", and said she was unsure as to why Brixton had been targeted.
Surgery for injured baby
Although there has been speculation that the bomb was racially motivated, it still remains unclear as to why it was planted.
A 23-month-old boy is now recovering after surgeons removed a nail from his head following the explosion, which may also have left two other people permanently blinded.
A 10cm nail lodged 2cm into his brain. It took surgeons at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital one-and-a-half hours to remove it early on Sunday morning.
The remains of his finger were amputated overnight in King's College Hospital.
She said it was her first time in charge during a major incident, and that it was "pretty hectic".
There were 12 staff on the shift, but as news of the bomb spread, 100 staff, some on maternity leave, turned up to help.