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Revealed: IRA plot to cause blackout

The IRA had planned to knock out the power supply to the south east of England in the final years of its terror campaign, a former member has claimed.

The audacious plan is alleged to have come in the mid-1990s.

Former US Marine turned IRA gun runner John Crawley made the claim in the final episode of the BBC's Spotlight on the Troubles: A Secret History, which explores the last IRA bombing campaign in England and the secret peace talks.

Mr Crawley, who had been caught smuggling guns from the US for the IRA, said he was arrested just before a plan to bomb London's electricity supply was carried out. "We were going to knock out the power supply of the south east of England," he said.

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