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London Incidents 7 July 2005
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July 22nd, 2005 
BBC News 24 is reporting Reuters as saying that armed police have surrounded a mosque in East London.
A tube train has been evacuated at Stockwell, passengers “heard gunshots” and were told to get out. (BBC News 24)
An eyewitness has said he saw armed men (plainclothes police?) pursue a man who looked like someone of Pakistani origin onto the train and fire five shots into him, almost certainly killing him.

The shooting of a man at Stockwell has been confirmed by the police. (BBC News 24)
10:59 am - Tube update
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Parts of Victoria and Northern lines have been suspended at the request of the police (Source BBC Radio 5live)
BBC News eyewitness reports that the police have told them that there are two suspect packages in the East London Mosque, and a police dog team have been taken in.
11:28 am - ITV & Channel 4
Unsure whether connected, but is anyone else suddenly having problems recieving ITV and Channel 4? Mods please delete if unconected..

EDIT: Both are back now, but were off for a good 5 mins each. Can't help but see patterns everywhere ATM

FURTHER EDIT: And back off again at 11.37am.. hmmm
12:40 pm(no subject)
Happy Daiz
Not sure if this has already been posted, feel free to delete if that's the case.

Terrorism suspect shot five times on busy tube train by police officers.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4706913.stm (eye witness reports)
05:33 pm - Transport, &c.
bugger off
A brief update on tangential matters of moderate interest:

FGW are reporting, as was true yesterday also, that trains between town and the West are operating on a regular schedule. No one, rail-side or HMG-side, has yet addressed, I suppose for operational reasons, the extent to which service may be slowed and a higher security presence put in place for and until Monday (Ted Heath's funeral in Salisbury).

There has been increased security screening at Australia House, with all the Antipodeans in town.

MCC are standing by previous declarations, to the effect that play will not be daunted by increased risk. (The way England are playing, there are those who might welcome an excuse to put off the fixture.) The MCC members do continue to seek better insurance and legal shielding against potential liability against some bugger's targeting Lord's.

No new security measures have been announced that I can see for Goodwood or for Cowes; should I hear of any, I'll say as much.
[ Mods, please delete if inappropriate, but I'm curious as to the current mood, in the light of yesterday's and today's events ]

I've created a poll asking if the bombings and scares have changed peoples' minds about visiting London, and would be very grateful if some of you could take a moment to answer. It's only short: just six questions.

Many thanks.

Click here to take the poll
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