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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Tube Bomb plot CCTV footage on News

CCTV Footage of July 21stTV stations show court footage

Woolwich Crown Court have released footage of the scenes from July 21st 2005, where alledged Tube bomber Ramzi Mohammed is seen confronted by an off-duty fireman Angus Campbell. I watched the news last night and saw passengers running from the Northern Line carriage at Oval and Mr Campbell stepping in front of a mother and her child who were closest to Mohammed.

When Mohammed legs it from the train, a number of passengers run after him including retired engineer George Brawley who said he "came running up the platform like Linford Christie."

"I grabbed him by his forearms. I did not know what to do to stop him. But he broke free easily. He got past me without breaking step. I did my best but he was too slippery," said Mr Brawley.

Another retired man, former soldier Arthur Burton-Garbett, 72, also told the court he leapt from the train in pursuit of Mohammed.

Mr Burton-Garbett said he smelt the explosive cordite, which he recognised from his days testing ammunition in the army.

Apparently he was only about nine or 10 steps behind Mr Mohammed on the escalator but "started to run out of steam".

See the BBC for the more on this plus view the video here.

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