Police investigation continues into the 7/7 bombings
|Detectives from the Met's Anti-Terrorist Branch, supported by police from a number of forces across the country, are continuing the lengthy and painstaking investigation into the detail of the attacks in central London on July 7.|
The police continue to conduct searches at a number of addresses. We have now executed search warrants at a total of ten addresses in West Yorkshire and a further address in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Searches have now been completed at three of the addresses in West Yorkshire, but the remainder are still ongoing. Any items found will be carefully assessed and investigated.
Police have been granted a warrant of further detention at Bow Street MC for a 29 year old man arrested on July 12 in the West Yorkshire area on suspicion of the commission, instigation or preparation of acts of Terrorism under the Terrorism Act 2000. The man can now be detained until Tuesday 19.7.05, and he continues to be interviewed at a central London police station.
We have also taken more than 800 witness statements and have received 3,500 calls from the public through the anti-terrorist hotline. We are analysing more than 6,000 CCTV tapes and this number is still growing dramatically. Together with the material being gathered from examination of the explosion scenes and the other searches being conducted this is providing us with a large amount of information. Further detailed analysis will take many months of intensive and detailed investigation.
After continued forensic work we now believe we have identified the four men who travelled from Luton and were later seen on CCTV at King's Cross shortly before 8:30am on Thursday 7th July.
We can now confirm the identity of a third man who travelled from West Yorkshire and who died in the explosion at Edgware Road. He was Mohammed Sidique Khan, aged 30. We believe that he was responsible for carrying out that attack.
We can also now confirm the identity of a fourth man who arrived in London with the three men from West Yorkshire and then died in the explosion between King's Cross and Russell Square underground stations. He was Germaine Lindsay, aged 19. We believe that he was responsible for carrying out that attack.
We have previously named Hasib Hussain, aged 18, who died in the explosion on the bus in Tavistock Square, and Shahzad Tanweer, aged 22, who died in the explosion at Aldgate. We believe that they were responsible for carrying out these respective attacks.
Formal identification for all of these people is a matter for the Coroner.
DAC Peter Clarke, head of the Anti-Terrorist Branch, said today:
"The investigation continues on many fronts, but we have been very grateful for the contribution made by the public in response to our previous appeals. However we still need to find out more about these four men and their movements, both on the morning of the bombings, and in the days and weeks beforehand.
"We are this evening releasing a CCTV image showing the four men at Luton train station at approximately 7.20am. We know they travelled together from here on a Thameslink train to King's Cross in central London.
"I would like to appeal to anyone who may have information that could prove useful to the investigation to contact us. Did you see these four men together travelling between Luton and King's Cross on 7th July? Did you see these four men together in the days before the attack? Do you have information on any of these four men?"
Anyone who has information that could help the investigation is asked to contact police on the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321, or electronically online via www.police.uk
Source: Metropolitan Police Service Bulletin 0000000222 18 July 2005
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