JULY 7th 2005 : THEY KNEW!!
NB note the indifference and apathy in the last comment from Scotland Yard. There could have been only a small finite number of people in Belmarsh at anyone time and it would not have been hard to find out who it was (that is if they really, really wanted to).
By JAMES CLENCH
and TOM WELLS
May 02, 2007
COMMENT ON THIS STORY
A LAG told last night how he alerted cops after hearing a terror gang discuss the 7/7 bombings — four months before the attack.
But NOTHING was done about his tip that fellow prisoners knew “something that would hurt London” was about to happen.
Soon after suicide bombers DID attack the capital’s transport system, killing 52 people and injuring hundreds more on Tube trains and buses.
The chilling revelations came as victims and relatives of those caught in the attack on July 7, 2005, demanded an inquiry into claims it could have been averted.
The source said: “I knew months before 7/7 that plans were in place by a serious group of people to bomb London’s transport network.
“I told my solicitors and they told the police — then nothing happened after that.”
...The lag, who we cannot name for fear of reprisals, passed his information to Karen Todner, a partner at London-based legal firm Kaim Todner.
She said: “We were given specific information by one of our clients. He said he overheard other prisoners talking about bombing the Underground system and a bus travelling from King’s Cross towards Parliament.
“He never told us who the people were — I’m not sure if he knew. I passed the information on to a senior figure at the anti-terror squad about four months before the atrocity took place.
“I had the impression they were well aware of these plans — they didn’t sound greatly shocked.
“They never contacted me again. I was horrified when the attack was carried out.”
Last night Scotland Yard’s counter terrorism command confirmed: “We received information from a third party about an overheard conversation. The information was of a general nature.
“The third party was unable to provide IDs of those involved.
“On that basis, we were unable to take the matter further.”