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John Thompson
Born ca. 1938
Died

August 16, 2008(2008-08-16) (aged 70)
United Kingdom

Cause of death Lung cancer
Penalty Life imprisonment
Attack information
Date August 16, 1980
3:30 a.m.
Location(s) London, United Kingdom
Target(s) The Spanish Club
The Colombian
Killed 37
Injured 23
Weapon(s) Arson

John Thompson was a British general dealer who killed 37 people and wounded 23 others when setting fire to two illegal nightclubs in London, United Kingdom on August 16, 1980. He was later arrested and sentenced to life imprisonment on May 7, 1981.

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VictimsEdit

  • Sylvia Aguire
  • Alvaro Barrios
  • Pamela Bough
  • Beiddredin Bulati
  • Archibald O'Donnell Campbell, 63
  • Leonard Carroll
  • Diana Coward, 18
  • Clancy Dcedaran
  • Maria Dick
  • Peter Alan Dolan
  • Paul Fiorilo
  • Jose Franco
  • Carol Gorey
  • Maria Gumiel
  • Theresa Gumiel
  • Denise Henaghan
  • Christina Isherwood
  • Luz Mary Londono
  • Avril McDermot
  • Diana McIlvaney
  • Gloria Munoz
  • Anita Murray
  • Antonio Navaro
  • Bridget Norton
  • Julian Ortegon-Garces
  • Segg Putahu
  • William Ramsey
  • Alexander Reid
  • Juan Antonio Sagasta-Juldain
  • Edgar Smith
  • Carlos Alberto Soto
  • Robert Sirton
  • Eustace Ralph Taylor-Harding
  • Plutarco Alejandro Vargas Bernett, 32
  • Hernan Vargas
  • Beatrice Vargas-Corrales
  • Frederick Yule

ReferencesEdit

  1. Murder Is Suspected in a Blaze That Killed 37 in London, The New York Times (August 17, 1980)
  2. Firebomb Is Suspected In Blaze Fatal to 37 In Two London Clubs, The New York Times (August 18, 1980)
  3. 20 killed in fire; officials cite arson, The Hour (August 16, 1980)
  4. Blaze in two clubs kills 37 in London, Eugene Register-Guard (August 17, 1980)
  5. 37 dead in Soho "mass murder", New Straits Times (August 18, 1980)
    Murder charge, New Straits Times (August 29, 1980)
  6. Arson nets life term, The Gadsden Times (May 8, 1981)
  7. Soho fire was act of revenge, trial told, The Glasgow Herald (April 30, 1981)
  8. This Month In 1980 - 37 dead and no memorial, Fire Training News (August 2013)
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  22. Life for man who started blaze in which 37 died, The Glasgow Herald (May 8, 1981)
  23. Revenge blaze at club - court told, Evening Times (April 29, 1981)
  24. 37 die, Scotland Yard suspects arson, The Canberra Times (August 18, 1980)
  25. Police hunt for 50 fire witnesses, The Canberra Times (August 19, 1980)
  26. In brief - Club fire, The Canberra Times (August 27, 1980)
  27. Jail for life, The Canberra Times (May 9, 1981)
  28. Raid on blaze clubs planned, The Glasgow Herald (August 19, 1980)
  29. Murder charge, The Glasgow Herald (August 28, 1980)
  30. Club murder charge, The Glasgow Herald (August 29, 1980)
  31. Salsa for People Who Probably Shouldn't, [[Wikipedia:|]] ()
  32. Denmark Place arson: Why people are still searching for answers 35 years on from one of the biggest mass murders in our history, The Independent (August 23, 2015)
  33. Denmark Place arson: Full list of the 37 victims, The Independent (August 23, 2015)
  34. Denmark Place fire: Blaze was Britain's worst MASS MURDER - so why has it been forgotten?, Daily Express (July 17, 2015)
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