Public could hold vital piece of investigative jigsaw

Images may prove crucial to catching those responsible for Thursday's bombings

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Detectives have issued an urgent appeal for any photographs, video footage or mobile phone images, which were taken on the morning of Thursday July 7th, either in, or close to the areas where four bombs exploded in London.

Police believe that these images could contain vital information and provide a crucial piece of the investigative jigsaw.

This material should be e-mailed to:

It is important that people include their name and telephone contact details on the e-mail. Police stress that this information will remain confidential.

DAC Peter Clarke, head of the Met's Anti-Terrorist Branch said, "This was a callous and cowardly attack on innocent members of the public. We are urgently appealing to anyone who may have photographs, video footage or mobile phone images which were taken either immediately before the attacks, at the time of the incidents or immediately afterwards.

"These images may contain crucial information which could help detectives in what is a painstaking and complex inquiry.

"Please let us decide if the images you have are important. I would like to thank the public for their help and assistance."

The terrorist attacks took place on the Circle Line at Edgware Road, and Aldgate, the Piccadilly Line at Russell Square and on a Route 30 London Bus in Tavistock Square.

July 12, 2005 4:54 PM