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London Incidents 7 July 2005
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July 21st, 2005 
Doctor
BBC & Sky are reporting that Warren Street, Oval & Shepherd’s Bush tube stations have been evacuated.

An eyewitness report speaks of smoke in a train before they were told to leave the train at Warren Street.

UPDATE: The BBC web site now has some news:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4703777.stm


The whole of the Northern Line has been suspended, along with the Victoria Line and the Hammersmith and City. There are no reports of any casualties.


On TV, reports of smoke coming from the Tube stations have been denied.
thoughtful
From the BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4703777.stm
From Classic Rock: Police confirm at least one nailbomb
billy underpants
There have been unconfirmed reports of an explosion on the London Underground, and an incident on a bus in Hackney, East London.

Stations at Warren Street, Oval and Shepherd's Bush have been closed.

At Warren Street there were reports of a nail bomb explosion. Sky's Crime Correspondent Martin Brunt said police believe this may have been the sound of detonators going off.

Victoria Line train passenger Ivan McCracken told Sky News he spoke to an Italian man who witnessed an explosion just after the train arrived at the platform.

"He told me he had seen a man carrying a rucksack which suddenly exploded. It was a minor explosion but enough to blow open his rucksack. Everyone rushed from the carriage. People evacuated very quickly. There was no panic.

(source: Sky News)
01:53 pm(no subject)
billy underpants
Sky News reporting one casualty at Warren Street.

Police think that there is no connection between the bus and tube incidents.

Eyewitness report on BBC said that the owner of the rucksack that failed to explode properly on that train ran away and escaped. (Sorry, I didn't catch which station that was.)

01:55 pm - Dummy explosions
Ralph Liberty Meadows
The incidents are believed to be detonators only....

We are placing the technology on standby here, however.
Doctor
According to News 24, the police are not treating this as a major incident as yet.
02:04 pm - Latest Incident
Si & I
BBC News now reports
"Dummy explosions using detonators only have sparked the evacuation of three Tube stations and the closure of three lines" no news of any casulaties but one London Hospital is operating its emergency plan
02:15 pm - EC2
I've just come back from lunch, walked from liverpool st into hoxton proper and back.

Walking along shoreditch high st about half hour ago, a whole bunch of 5-0's drove by lights on to the intersection of Shoreditch High St, Hackney Rd, Old St. and Kingsland Rd.

The 26 bus was pulled over and evacuated before we got to the corner to have a look see. The bus was stopped one door down the cab stand next to browns. On the other side of the road from the George and Dragon if anyone knows it.

Everyone was tight-lipped about what was going on. Text messages starting coming in regarding tube incidents.

About 5 minutes later, some plain clothed police turned up. Followed by a bunch of plan clothes in bullet proof vests, at which point we wasked to move back some 200 meters from the bus. At this point we started heading back to the office.

Nothing on the news regarding that incident as yet. AFAIK, the area has not been opened up yet.
billy underpants
As more information comes in, please remember to include the source for your information and check the comm so that information isn't being replicated several times.

Thanks.
Warning - anyone trying to contact next-of-kin etc. from/into central London by mobile phone may well find the network's out at the moment - at least that was my experience from Aldgate just now.
Doctor
According to BBC News 24, there are unconfirmed reports that armed police have entered University College Hospital, and there is speculation that one of the "bombers" may have been taken there, injured. This is very much rumour at the moment.
02:32 pm(no subject)
little pink star
Metropolitan Police Officer, Sir Ian Blair has just said this *is* a serious incident. Appealing Londoners to 'stay where you are'. The Prime Minister is on the way to the COBR room for an urgent meeting.

From BBC News 24.
02:53 pm - Bus in Hackney
billy underpants
An explosion blew out the windows of a bus in the Hackney area of London on Thursday but there were no reports of injuries, bus operator Stagecoach said.

"The driver heard a bang he believed came from the upper desk of the bus. The windows were blown out. There are no reports of any injuries," a Stagecoach spokesman said.

The No. 26 bus was travelling from Waterloo to Hackney in the east of city. The incident occured in the Shoreditch area, the spokesman said.

He said the structure of the bus was intact but some windows were blown out.

(source: Reuters)
Doctor
Sir Ian Blair, Metropolitan Police Commissioner, has asked Londoners to stay where they are, not to try to get anywhere, to take pressure off the transport system at the moment. (News 24)
03:11 pm(no subject)
Warcraft, Paladin
Armed officers at UCH confirmed (source BBC News24) no reason given though at the time they arrived the cordons around the hospital were pushed back.
a getting there
Whitehall is being sealed off. Man has just been arrested outside Whitehall by a group of armed police. (Very near Downing Street. Opposite Ministry of Defence.)
03:27 pm(no subject)
hamilton galleries bee's lips
they have arrested a man outside downing st, outside the M.O.D.

source: BBC news 24
03:33 pm(no subject)
Lisy Babe
This has more details about who they're looking for at UCH.
R
BBC Radio 5 Live:

Scotland Yard have confirmed that all four blast sites have been confirmed as involving no chemical agents.
spoon
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4704031.stm

Bakerloo Line and the working remnants of the Picadilly Line not operating due to "staff action" not security issues.

Typical.
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