17th December

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2003 Ian Huntley convicted of murder Ian Huntley is convicted of murdering of two 10 year old girls, Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman.
1983 Harrods bomb blast kills six Three police officers and three members of the public are killed when a car bomb explodes outside the Harrods store in London.
1981 Strike crushed leaving 7 dead The government in Poland admits that 7 union members were killed resisting the imposition of martial law at a coal mine in Silesia. Disturbances in Gdansk saw 300 police and civilians injured.
1968 Mary Bell gets life sentence for murder Eleven year old Mary Bell is sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of two small boys, four year old Martin Brown and three year old Brian Howe.
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On This Day - 17th December