Bali Bombings: 10 Years on

10 years on and relatives of the British victims of the 2002 Bali bombings are calling for renewed efforts for a final suspect to stand trial.

A total of 202 people, including 28 Britons, were killed on October 12th, 2002, when the al Qaida-linked Jemaah Islamiyah group launched terror attacks on two Bali nightspots packed with tourists. 

Neil Bowler and Tom Holmes from Worcestershire and Timothy Arnold from Oldbury were among those killed. 

During the attack three bombs detonated - a backpack carried by a suicide bomber and a car bomb which both devastated Paddy's Pub and the Sari Club opposite, followed by a third device outside the US consulate in Denpasar. Various members of Jemaah Islamiyah were convicted in relation to the bombings. 

Three - Imam Samudra, Amrozi Nurhasyim and Huda bin Abdul Haq - were executed by firing squad in November 2008. 

The 10th anniversary of the attack - the deadliest on Indonesian soil - will be marked in Bali by hundreds of relatives and friends of the victims, but authorities have raised the country's security alert to its highest level after receiving intelligence of a threat to the ceremony.

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The anniversary is also being marked in London by a closed service organised by the Foreign Office at the memorial to British and European victims near St James' Park. 

Relatives of the 28 British victims have also organised a service at St Paul's Church in Covent Garden. 

But relatives including Tim's brother Matthew Arnold are calling for a final push to make sure those responsible are held to account. 

''We've made our feelings very clearly known through the Foreign and Commonwealth office...we're persevering and we're not going to stop''

CLICK HERE to hear our interview with Matthew Arnold.

According to relatives of survivors, one of the terrorists associated in the bombing, Riduan Isamuddin, known as Hambali, is still being held in detention in America. 

The Foreign Office have confirmed it is being looked into.

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