Head of the Metropolitan Police Sir Ian Blair yesterday
‘I know that several rumours (about the bombings) have been sweeping across London and I just want to say this. Listen to the facts as they come out. Judge the situation by the facts’
Head of of the Met Sir Ian Blair, also yesterday
the man (shot at Stockwell) was directly linked to Thursday’s attacks
Metropolitan Police spokesperson today
We are now satisfied that he (the man shot at Stockwell) was not connected with the incidents of Thursday 21st July 2005. For somebody to lose their life in such circumstances is a tragedy and one that the Metropolitan Police Service regrets.
(The little Internet Goblins are already busily working away to remove the word ‘satisfied’ from this quote on all the news pages)
While you’re here check out what Matthew Parris, that bastion of demented conspiratorial thinking, had to say about Al Qaeda and the London Bombings in The Times today (how on Earth did it get through?). He’s so deranged and paranoid he ought to be locked up. The pesky scamp. God bless him - I've always said he was a good bloke.