Real Crime: Bombers on the Run

Keeping an eye on the media coverage of July 7th, and taking the media to task over their inaccuracies, mis-leading statements and distortions. Post all your complaints and responses here! If you spot inaccuracies in the media coverage, here's the place to tell us about it.

Real Crime: Bombers on the Run

cmain
Joined: 19 Jan 2006, 21:24

01 Dec 2009, 11:46 #1

Real Crime

Tuesday, 1 December 2009, 10:35PM - 11:35PM

“There was the most incredible tension inside the police. They knew there were people out there could kill several hundred people if we didn’t get them quickly.” Ken Livingston, Mayor of London.

“There’s a split second when I enter that room that I think, ‘I’m going to die here.’” ‘Karl’, West Midlands Police specialist firearms officer, part of the team who apprehended Yassin Omar, who tried to bomb Warren Street Underground Station.

Exactly two weeks after the July 7 bombings, as a memorial service was held in London for the victims and a still shocked nation was united in grief and sympathy for the injured, others were planning to emulate the mass murder with a repeat of those terrorist attacks.

Presented by Mark Austin, Real Crime: Bombers On the Run tells the story of a group of terrorists’ failed attempt to bomb the capital with a series of explosions on public transport and the dramatic race to capture the culprits before they could strike again.

Featuring interviews with witnesses who saw the bombers attempt to detonate their devices and key senior figures within the police operation to find them, Real Crime vividly reflects a week of febrile tension across London as the city remained on full alert while the would-be bombers were on the run.

And speaking exclusively to Real Crime, for the first time officers from West Midlands Police specialist firearms unit tell the incredible story of how they risked their lives to snare one of the bombers.

Featuring CCTV and archive footage, the documentary pieces together the bombers’ movements and the unprecedented scale of the police efforts to track them, before ultimately bringing them to justice.
Source
Paul Stott doesn't want us to miss this!
Innocent until proven guilty
Reply

cmain
Joined: 19 Jan 2006, 21:24

02 Dec 2009, 11:04 #2

The last part of the programme covered the court case.

It showed the video of the test explosion and mentioned the prosecution's testimony that the test devices using 70% hydrogen peroxide detonated explosively every time.

The ITV news reporter stated something along the lines that no sensible juror would have doubted that these were meant to be real bombs in the light of that evidence.

Professor Hans Michels contrary testimony was not mentioned, nor the fact that it resulted in the charge of conspiracy to cause explosions being dropped, nor was Asiedu's subsequent cut throat defence that (it appears to me) saved the day for the prosecution.

We were told that the hydrogen peroxide was boiled in order to make it more concentrated (accompanied by footage of a liquid boiling in a saucepan). If they had actually done this, the hydrogen peroxide vapour produced would have detonated destroying the bomb factory.
Innocent until proven guilty
Reply