LONDON (TIP): Irish police suspect that the man who planted the bomb in Dublin on Sunday was injured as it went off an hour earlier, because the bomber was unmindful of the day of clocks changing. In the UK, the clocks go forward one hour at 1am on the last Sunday in March, and back one hour at 2am on the last Sunday in October.
The period when the clocks are one hour ahead is called British Summer Time (BST). There’s more daylight in the evenings and less in the mornings (also called Daylight Saving Time). Police have now appealed information on the bomber. They believe the explosion blew up part of the bomber but he escaped.
The explosive device was planted under an SUV. Police said they are looking to speak to a man who is suspected of planting the bomb and was left severely injured when the device detonated prematurely. CCTV footage captured soon after the explosion shows a man fleeing the scene with blood on his face before climbing into a taxi.
Superintendent of police Dave Taylor said the explosion “was very extensive” and the consequences would have been “very, very serious”. He said, “We are appealing for anyone who might have picked up a person in the New Street and Clanbrassil Street area shortly after 11 pm who was obviously suffering to come forward. It is quite obvious that the car was the object of this attack.”