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.
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