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Friday, 30 June, 2000, 14:33 GMT 15:33 UK
Nailbomber: Full trial coverage

Read, watch and listen to the BBC's day-by-day coverage of the trial of David Copeland, the man who bombed London.

Click on the links below to read the stories from BBC News Online's archive.


5 June 2000
Net 'used to build nailbombs'
David Copeland used the internet to learn how to build the bombs that killed and maimed across London, the prosecution tells his trial.

 The BBC's Stephen Cape: "He allegedly said that he wasn't mad"


6 June 2000
Trader thought bomb a joke
The market trader who discovered the Brixton bomb minutes before it exploded tells the court that he and others believed it was some kind of joke - before realising the danger.


6 June 2000
It was my destiny
The trial hears how David Copeland told police in interviews that he "just had to do it".

 The BBC's Stephen Cape: "Victims spoke of the chaos, the darkness, the screaming"


7 June 2000
Survivors recount horror
Suvivors of the Soho bomb, the last of the three planted by David Copeland, told the trial of the horror as the bombs exploded, maiming and killing friends and family.


8 June 2000
Nailbomber set out to terrorise
David Copeland targeted a gay pub in Soho and multiracial areas of the capital because he was a Nazi who wanted to cause a racial war, according to his police interviews.

 The BBC's Stephen Cape: "When he spoke of how he hated gay men, he closed his eyes."


9 June 2000
Bomber backed death penalty
David Copeland, accused of murdering three people and maiming dozens of others, told police that murderers, perverts and sexual offenders should be hanged.

 The BBC's Stephen Cape: "Copeland fantasised about chaos and destruction."


12 June 2000
Bomber suffered mind abnormality

David Copeland's defence tells the Old Bailey that the bomber's mental illness turned him into a "robot" and was responsible for driving him to his actions.


15 June 2000
Copeland yearned to be Nazi
A psychiatrist who examined David Copeland said that the bomber's Nazi obsession was such that he wanted to be a "tall, white, good looking SS commander" with female slaves.


19 June 2000
Nailbomber 'fooled by love letter'
A journalist posing as a woman wrote to David Copeland while he was on remand awaiting trial in an attempt to elicit more information from him.


30 June 2000
Nailbomb killer gets life
David Copeland is sentenced to six life sentences for three murders. The Judge said: "Nothing can excuse or justify the evil you have done... The public must be protected from you and assured that if you are ever released it will not be for a very long time."

Relief at bomber verdict
Relatives of the three people who died in the bomb blasts and survivors have spoken of their relief that David Copeland has been convicted of murder

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