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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Jury see Tube bomb attempt

Hero took on Tube BomberFireman and passengers show true courage

This is one jury I would have hated to sit on. CCTV footage of would be suicide bombers was shown to the jury in the 21st July terror trial yesterday. The main footage that is on most headlines surrounds one of the suspects, Ramzi Mohammed.

Prosecuting QC, Nigel Sweeney said "As he went to board the train fellow travellers noticed he appeared to be whispering to himself. He boarded the second carriage of the six-car train. The carriage was quite full

"There was a woman with a small child in a buggy. While the train was in the tunnel, Mohammed turns his rucksack to face the mother and child by him and fires the bomb. The detonator fires, but the main charge doesn't

After the detonator was pulled, passengers fled the scene but an off duty fireman, Angus Campbell stayed behind to argue with Mohammed as he tried to leave the train near Oval station. Campbell shouted at Mohammed who said "what's the matter, it's bread". Woolwich Crown Court heard he then tried to pass off the blame by adding "it wasn't me, it was that", pointing at his rucksack. "He placed the rucksack on the floor of the carriage, no doubt the best he could do, being surprised to find himself alive." said Sweeney.

Once the Northern Line train pulled into Oval station, the CCTV cameras catch Mohammed running, pursued by a number of extremely brave passengers who had witnessed the terrifying scenes.

Other Tube stations which were part of the botched bomb attacks were revealed. Yassin Hasssan Omar was to board a Victoria Line train from Stockwell and attempt to detonate his bomb as the Tube approached Warren Street. Hussain Osman had intended to detonate a bomb on a Hammersmith & City line Tube going from Paddington towards Hammersmith.

The trial continues.

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