WARRINGTON will fall silent today, Wednesday, to mark the 26th anniversary of the Warrington bombing.

On March 20, 1993, two IRA bombs exploded on Bridge Street and killed 12-year-old Tim Parry and three-year-old Johnathan Ball.

Bronwen Vickers lost her leg and later died from cancer.

She was one of more than 50 people injured in the attacks.

Warrington Guardian:

A commemoration service – organised by the Peace Foundation and attended by the Mayor of Warrington Cllr Karen Mundry, families of victims of the attack and faith leaders - will be held on Bridge Street at lunchtime.

A minute’s silence will be observed at 12.27pm.

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Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Karen Mundry, said: “We will never forget that dark day 26 years ago, and the huge impact it had on everyone in our borough, and beyond.

“Out of the terrible tragedy came a commitment from everyone to work together towards peace. The annual commemorations are about remembering the victims of the bombing, honouring the bravery of families and reaffirming our commitment - and our sense of hope for the future - that what happened in 1993 never happens again.”