A WOOLWICH boozer which was bombed by the IRA will be demolished and rebuilt.

The King's Arms in Frances Street was the target of a 1974 bombing which killed two people - 20-year-old sales clerk Alan Horsley and Gunner Richard Dunne, aged 42, from the Royal Artillery.

Nobody was every successfully prosecuted for the attack, which also injured 35 people.

Now the existing pub will be knocked down and in its place will be built a four-storey building with a new pub at the bottom and 12 flats above it.

The plans have been approved by the Woolwich and Thamesmead Area Planning Committee.