Latest British police Stories

2005-07-25 05:35:00

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - British police scrambled on Monday to find four bombers behind last week's failed attacks on London's transport system, fearing they had gone to ground after security camera pictures of the suspects were released. The men tried to set off bombs on three underground trains and a bus last Thursday, exactly two weeks after suicide bombers killed 52 people in an attack officials linked to al Qaeda. London police were keen to shift the focus back onto what...

2005-07-25 03:18:54

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - British police raced against time on Monday to catch four failed bombers who may try again to attack London's transport system, raising fears the British capital had become a long-term target for Islamist militants. Detectives believe the four, whose bombs failed to go off in attacks last week, are still on the run in Britain and may be hiding out at safe houses in the capital. "They may strike again so it is a race against time," a police spokeswoman...

2005-07-23 18:59:20

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - British police hunting London bombers admitted killing a Brazilian electrician by mistake -- a blunder that dealt a blow to their efforts to track down militants they fear could strike again. In another dramatic twist to the massive manhunt, police believe they may have established links between the teams of bombers who struck London twice. Police hunting four men who tried to bomb London's transport system chased and shot dead a man on Friday who had...

2005-07-23 03:05:39

LONDON (Reuters) - British police have arrested a second person under anti-terrorism laws in a hunt for four men wanted for failed bomb attacks on London's transport system two weeks after suicide bombers killed 52 commuters. "He was taken into custody last night," a police spokeswoman told Reuters. "He was arrested in the Stockwell area (of London)." She gave no further details.

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