IRA man’s Kightsbridge “Pied à Terre”?

Well not necessarily. But the Observer has been through some of the siezed assets of Tom ‘Slab’ Murphy and discovered that the alleged mastermind behind the bombing of Harrods bought a small flat in the exclusive area just behind the UK’s top department store for £80,000 in 2002. At that price in that location, it mustn’t have been much bigger than a broom cupboard. In the same year the cheapest two bed flat in one small town in Dorset was £110,000!

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