He wasn't wearing a heavy jacket. He used his card to get into the station. He didn't vault the barrier. And now police say there are no CCTV pictures to reveal the truth. So why did plainclothes officers shoot young Jean Charles de Menezes seven times in the head, thinking he posed a terror threat?
I think given that London and the community have both been quiet for a while it's time to wrap it up and leave this as a permanent record. Unless I hear anything compelling to the contrary over the weekend (please comment here), I propose to set the community to 'moderated' on Monday morning (to prevent it filling up with junk while nobody's looking closely at it).
Any relevant posts will be added; any new developments in London will result in the community being reopened, but I think it's time to move on.
Once again, thanks to everyone for their effort and constructive contributions here.
So I'm assuming that the Picadilly Line will be fully functioning as of today?
Dear Miss *****,
I am writing to let you know that the Piccadilly line between Arnos Grove and Hyde Park Corner and between Rayners Lane and Uxbridge will reopen from tomorrow morning. There will then be a full Piccadilly line service to all stations.
However, due to planned engineering work on the weekend of 6/7 August there will be no service between Hyde Park Corner and Acton Town on the Piccadilly line or between Earl's Court and Acton Town/Gunnersbury on the District line. For further information and alternative travel options please click here.
If you are planning to travel to or from Heathrow Airport on this weekend please use the Heathrow Express between central London and Heathrow Airport where Zone 1-6 Travelcards, Zone 1-6 Oyster cards and Freedom Passes will be accepted. Please click here for further information.
The latest Tube information is as follows:
Hammersmith & City line: Now fully open.
Circle line: No service.
King's Cross St. Pancras station: Now open for all lines except the Circle line.
Thank you for your patience and continued vigilance during this time.
Italian newspapers are now reporting that one of the suspects in the July 21st bombings claims that they were never intended to be lethal - according to Yahoo news, Osman Hussain told interrogators he wasn't carrying enough explosives even to "harm people nearby," and said "We didn't want to kill, just sow terror."