Letter: Terror attacks in UK nothing new

This country has been embattled with terrorists up until the Irish peace accord.
This country has been embattled with terrorists up until the Irish peace accord.

The events in London 22/3/17 are clearly catastrophic, and my heart goes out to the injured and that of the bereaved.

This country has been embattled with terrorists up until the Irish peace accord.

Look at the Horse and Groom, the Birmingham, London, Manchester, bombings. All these were also considerable, but they never got the publicity of this recent attack.

I am aware that social media has a large part to play in this, but please don’t give these people the platform of publicity they desire. The response of the police was clearly effective.

The Europeans have had up until the last few years been very fortunate, they have not had the same problems that we have had with the IRA. I agree the Spanish have had problems but not on such a scale.

Terrorist attacks in the UK are not new.

Chris Etherington

Bolton Gates

Wilberfoss