One of the suspected bombers in the failed attacks on London’s transport system has left an Italian prison ahead of his extradition to Britain.
Ethiopian born Hamdi Issac was being taken to an airport near Rome before being flown back to the UK. He will join three other men already in custody over the attempted bombings on July 21.
Issac was seized in Rome a week after the failed attacks. His Italian lawyer argued the 27-year-old would not get a fair trial in Britain, but Issac, also known as Hussain Osman, lost his appeal against extradition.
An Italian court ordered his extradition on September 13. The July 21 incidents came exactly two weeks after suicide bombers killed 52 people in London.
Issac has admitted his part in the failed attacks, but claims they were meant to scare people – not kill them.