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Warrington remembers IRA atrocity that killed Jonathan Ball and Tim Parry

Wendy Parry and her husband Colin (right) lay flowers at the memorial stone on Bridge Street, in Warrington, where two IRA bombs were detonated, killing their son Tim Parry, 12, and Johnathan Ball, three, and injuring over fifty others, during the 25th anniversary service of the Warrington bombing attack. Photo credit Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Wendy Parry and her husband Colin (right) lay flowers at the memorial stone on Bridge Street, in Warrington, where two IRA bombs were detonated, killing their son Tim Parry, 12, and Johnathan Ball, three, and injuring over fifty others, during the 25th anniversary service of the Warrington bombing attack. Photo credit Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Flowers are left next to the River of Life memorial fountain in Bridge Street, Warrington, ahead of the 25th anniversary service for the Warrington bombing. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 20, 2018. See PA story MEMORIAL Warrington. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
The Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham (second left) and the Mayor of the Liverpool Steven Rotheram (fourth left) sit with faith leaders, during the 25th anniversary service of the Warrington bombing, on Bridge Street, attended by the families of victims of the attack, faith leaders and representatives of the British and Irish governments. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 20, 2018. See PA story MEMORIAL Warrington. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
The Princess Royal during the 25th anniversary service of the Warrington bombing, on Bridge Street, attended by the families of victims of the attack, faith leaders and representatives of the British and Irish governments. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 20, 2018. See PA story MEMORIAL Warrington. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Wendy and Colin Parry (both right), the parents of Tim Parry, 12, and Paul Comerford (second left) the brother of Johnathan Ball, three, who were both killed in the IRA Warrington bombing attack, sit during the 25th anniversary service of the Warrington bombing, on Bridge Street, attended by the families of victims of the attack, faith leaders and representatives of the British and Irish governments. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 20, 2018. See PA story MEMORIAL Warrington. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
The Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham (second left) and the Mayor of the Liverpool Steven Rotheram (fourth left) sit with faith leaders, during the 25th anniversary service of the Warrington bombing, on Bridge Street, attended by the families of victims of the attack, faith leaders and representatives of the British and Irish governments. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 20, 2018. See PA story MEMORIAL Warrington. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Paul Comerford (second right) the brother of Johnathan Ball, three, who along with Tim Parry, 12, was killed after the IRA detonated two bombs on Bridge Street, in Warrington, wipes his eyes during the 25th anniversary service in Warrington of the bombing attack. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 20, 2018. See PA story MEMORIAL Warrington. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Paul Comerford the brother of Johnathan Ball, three, who along with Tim Parry, 12, was killed after the IRA detonated two bombs on Bridge Street, in Warrington, wipes his eyes during the 25th anniversary service in Warrington of the bombing attack. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 20, 2018. See PA story MEMORIAL Warrington. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Colin Parry, the father of Tim Parry, 12, who along with Johnathan Ball, three, was killed after the IRA detonated two IRA bombs on Bridge Street, inn Warrington, speaks during 25th anniversary service of the Warrington bombing attack. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 20, 2018. See PA story MEMORIAL Warrington. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Colin Parry, the father of Tim Parry, 12, who along with Johnathan Ball, three, was killed after the IRA detonated two IRA bombs on Bridge Street, inn Warrington, speaks during 25th anniversary service of the Warrington bombing attack. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 20, 2018. See PA story MEMORIAL Warrington. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
People gather at the memorial stone on Bridge Street, in Warrington, where two IRA bombs were detonated, killing their son Tim Parry, 12, and Johnathan Ball, three, and injuring over fifty others, during the 25th anniversary service of the Warrington bombing attack. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 20, 2018. See PA story MEMORIAL Warrington. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Wendy Parry and her husband Colin, after laying flowers at the memorial stone on Bridge Street, in Warrington, where two IRA bombs were detonated, killing their son Tim Parry, 12, and Johnathan Ball, three, and injuring over fifty others, during the 25th anniversary service of the Warrington bombing attack. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 20, 2018. See PA story MEMORIAL Warrington. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Wendy Parry and her husband Colin (right) lay flowers at the memorial stone on Bridge Street, in Warrington, where two IRA bombs were detonated, killing their son Tim Parry, 12, and Johnathan Ball, three, and injuring over fifty others, during the 25th anniversary service of the Warrington bombing attack. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 20, 2018. See PA story MEMORIAL Warrington. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Wendy Parry and her husband Colin (second right) lay flowers at the memorial stone on Bridge Street, in Warrington, where two IRA bombs were detonated, killing their son Tim Parry, 12, and Johnathan Ball, three, and injuring over fifty others, during the 25th anniversary service of the Warrington bombing attack. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 20, 2018. See PA story MEMORIAL Warrington. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Wendy Parry (fourth right) and her husband Colin (third right) lay flowers at the memorial stone on Bridge Street, in Warrington, where two IRA bombs were detonated, killing their son Tim Parry, 12, and Johnathan Ball, three, and injuring over fifty others, during the 25th anniversary service of the Warrington bombing attack. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 20, 2018. See PA story MEMORIAL Warrington. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

A commemoration service will take place in Warrington town centre on Tuesday to mark the 25th anniversary of the Warrington bombing.

Two IRA bombs exploded on Bridge Street on March 20 1993,  killing three-year-old Jonathan Ball and 12-year-old Tim Parry.

Jonathan died at the scene while Tim died five days later when his life support was switched off.

More than 50 people were injured in the attack.

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The scene of the Warington bombing in 1993

The blasts happened within a minute of each other, one exploded outside Boots and one outside an Argos store. The area was crowded with shoppers.

No one was every brought to justice for the atrocity.

The IRA claimed responsibility for the bombings but blamed British authorities for not acting on warnings it had issued.

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