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Incidents on the London transport network on Thursday 21 July

Home Office 21. July 2005

Police are continuing to search for those responsible for Thursday's attacks on the London transport network.

There were a series of four 'attempted explosions' at Warren Street, Oval and Shepherds Bush tube stations, as well as on a number 26 bus en route from Waterloo station to Hackney.

Met Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair said the fact devices remained unexploded at the scenes could prove 'very helpful'.

"Clearly the intention must have been to kill. You don't do this with any other intention," he told a press conference.

Prime Minister Tony Blair gave his reaction in Downing Street.

He said:

"We have to react calmly and continue with our business. We know why these things are done - they are done to scare people and make them feel worried."

Police information appeal:

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incidents of 21/7 to contact police.

There are witness reception points at:

  • Oval - Transport for London building, 1-6 Brixton Road (tube bomb)
  • Warren Street - BTP Central HQ, 16-24 Whitfield St W1(tube bomb)
  • Shepherd's Bush Hilton Hotel, Kensington 179-199 Holland Park Avenue W11 (tube bomb)
  • Hackney - Hackney Police Station, 2 Lower Clapton Road E5 OPA (bus bomb)

We are keen to speak to everyone who may have seen something. The witness reception points are open until 23:00 21/7 and will open again at 07:30 22/7 until 23:00.

Police are also appealing to anyone who may have photos or mobile phone images from any of Thursday's incident scenes, either at the time of the incident or shortly before, to send them online via:


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