London Bombing Arrests

By sizemore Last edited 160 months ago
London Bombing Arrests

Londonist has been showing relativists around London so we missed the latest news on the terrorists...

Thank the gods for Jon Snow:

Well amazing scenes in West London. In a way we've entered a new media age let alone a new age of capturing people suspected of attempting to bomb.

Because I mean the world and his wife have been telephoning from blocks surrounding the drama reporting on what they can see from the Peabody Estate balconies. They've been recording the police commands on their mobile phones - "Come out in your underpants" and sure enough that's exactly what happened.

These men whose photos have blitzed their way across the world suddenly appear neo-naked in the balcony on the ramparts of an improving social housing estate beyond Shepherd's Bush.

It's almost too banal and yet so shocking. This mundane simple thirties brick block with normal west London mix of folk living there suddenly sports two people accused of trying to kill hundreds.

So now three of the four suspected attempted bombers have been found. And in the past few minutes we're hearing out of Rome that the fourth suspect may also have been picked up.....that's what the Italian Interior Ministry is saying. We await further word from Scotland yard. It seems to be pretty good policing but still, the uncertainty lurks that we don't really know if what we've seen is but a fraction of what may still be out there.

Down on the other side of the world poor Mr Menezes is laid to rest in a wooden box - he was shot by police in Stockwell Tube station in the mistaken belief he was a potential suicide bomber. There is something somehow sour about the enthusiasm with which they have talked about his questionable legal status here as if that in some way makes his death less painful.

We'll have more on this once we've got the ice cream stains off our shirts, got the childrenists hooked up to the PS2 and actually had time to watch the news.

Last Updated 29 July 2005