A soldier who died when a bomb ripped through his army barracks has been honoured nearly 30 years later.

Michael Robbins, 23, was killed when the IRA caused an explosion at the Inglis Barracks in Mill Hill on August 1, 1988.

The barracks have since been turned into housing - Millbrook Park - and now a road on the complex has been named in his honour.

His family were among the first to see Michael Robbins Way on Monday, July 30 - almost 30 years to the day he was killed.

His mother, Cindy Dennis, was presented with a regimental flag during the ceremony.

Keith Hurford, Millbrook Park project director, said: “We’re so pleased that Michael Robbins’ family enjoyed the special ceremony and I’m sure they will treasure this for years to come.

"It’s wonderful that Michael’s memory can live on at Millbrook Park, with generations upon generations learning about his incredible bravery.”

Jack Costello, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey North Thames, said: “I’m glad that we have been able to express our gratitude for Michael’s bravery - it’s the very least we could do to say thank you.”

Alongside Michael’s family, guests included deputy Lord Lieutenant Michael Russell, who said few words, a representative from Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) and representatives from Marengo Communications.