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No verdict in London bombing trial

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No verdict in London bombing trial


A British jury has failed to reach a verdict in the trial of three men, accused of plotting with the July 7 London bombers.

The Kingston Crown Court heard Waheed Ali, Sadeer Saleem and Mohammed Shakil visited various landmarks in the British capital to allegedly pinpoint potential targets months before the attacks.

The three accused admitted they knew the bombers but denied helping them.

The jury was shown footage of the bombers allegedly on a scouting mission days before the atrocity.

Hasib Hussain was shown with his rucksack, on the day of the attacks.

CCTV footage showed the bus pass moments before he detonated the bomb, then people cowering from the blast, which killed Hussain and 13 others.

Another film showed commuters getting on the Circle Line train at Liverpool Street, as Shehzad Tanweer detonated his bomb.

Seconds later, as it arrives at Aldgate, smoke billows out onto the platform from the blast.

Seven people were killed – including the bomber – and over 700 wounded in that attack.

The court was also showed previously unseen footage of ringleader Mohammad Sidique Khan saying goodbye to his daughter, before an earlier mission.

Families and survivors of the bombings were present in court to watch the videos.

The three men accused of conspiracy have been remanded in custody until a hearing in September. The prosecution is expected to seek a retrial.

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