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Major Terror Attack Foiled In London

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Major Terror Attack Foiled In London

 

Updated: 10:17, Friday June 29, 2007

Police believe they have foiled a major terrorist attack in the heart of London's West End after a "massive" explosive device was found in a car.

 

Eyewitnesses said a man crashed the vehicle into bins near a nightclub early this morning and then ran off.

 

The incident was in Piccadilly, near the Regent Street shopping area, and security sources say it was timed to coincide with Gordon Brown's first day as Prime Minister.

 

A member of the public alerted police to the suspicious vehicle in The Haymarket shortly before 2am.

 

The area was cordoned off by officers who examined the car, outside an American Express foreign exchange.

 

They discovered what appeared to be a potentially explosive device, which was then made safe by specialist teams.

 

The vehicle was a metallic green Mercedes which was also believed to have contained two propane gas canisters and a large number of nails.

 

The back door of the car was said to be open when it was discovered near the Tiger Tiger nightclub.

 

Mr Brown said the incident reminds us that Britain faces "a serious and continuous threat" and the public "need to be alert" at all times.

 

The Haymarket is in the heart of London's theatreland.

Car covered by police

 

An investigation has been launched by the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command.

 

Officers are keeping an open mind about who was behind the foiled attack.

 

Sources say the device was "massive" and the perpetrators are unlikely to be Irish, suggesting Islamic extremists were the likely suspects.

 

Sky's Tim Marshall said: "No doubt this was an attempted terror attack."

 

He said the target was probably civilians because there are no major political institutions in the area.

 

Former head of the Flying Squad John O'Connor said the attacker had most probably "bottled it" and was likely to be a homegrown terrorist.

 

Authorities are warning of major traffic disruption in the area, with several roads shut along with Piccadilly Circus Tube station.

 

New Home Secretary Jacqui Smith is chairing a Cobra meeting about the terror scare and will then report to the Cabinet.

 

Enhanced security measures have been put in place at the Houses of Westminster in the wake of the incident.

 

Obviously it's fantastic that the bomb never went off and that no one was hurt but how fucking inept are these terrorists? You've got a bomb in the back of a car, all he had to do was drive it to its location and detonate it and he couldn't even do that. Most of the other plots are foiled because the police get wind of them because they appear to want to tell the world and his wife about what they're planning. If they really wanted to set off a bomb then they should do it in tight knit circles and use readily available materials, fucking amateurs.

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I cant believe i'm saying this - but sima is right. :unsure:

 

 

Grossly exaggerated by the police.

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Seems the tanks were filled with propane.

 

Bloke was probably just pissed, driving erratically and was due to host a barbecue tomorrow?

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Obviously it's fantastic that the bomb never went off and that no one was hurt but how fucking inept are these terrorists? You've got a bomb in the back of a car, all he had to do was drive it to its location and detonate it and he couldn't even do that. Most of the other plots are foiled because the police get wind of them because they appear to want to tell the world and his wife about what they're planning. If they really wanted to set off a bomb then they should do it in tight knit circles and use readily available materials, fucking amateurs.

 

I was thinking the exactly the same. This is the sort of thing you'd expect to see in a Guy Ritchie movie.

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There is no terrorist threat. Its all made up. All of it. Even the judges who convicted all those terrorist plotters the other month are in on it, presumably its a masons thing.

 

Yawn.

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:unsure: Now thats what i call a screen name 2007

 

I think its been overplayed and i reckon Brown is playing the fear card a bit..

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obviously an amateur

 

trying to look incognito, so chooses a metallic green mercedes? tit

Vic? :unsure:

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obviously an amateur

 

trying to look incognito, so chooses a metallic green mercedes? tit

Vic? :unsure:

 

Fucking hope not

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Got to be candidate for most misleading news story of the year.

 

 

It should read: "Car found abandoned by drunk driver with camping gas in boot."

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LONDON BOMB 'NOT SCARY ENOUGH', BROWN TELLS MI5

 

PRIME Minister Gordon Brown has dismissed the latest London bomb scare as "feeble" and "unlikely to frighten the public".

 

Brown compared MI5 to the cast of 'Police Academy'Mr Brown is understood to be disappointed with MI5's effort, describing it as "half-arsed and transparent".

 

A source close to Brown said: "The PM wanted to start things off by scaring the absolute, holy s*** out of people.

 

"A badly driven Merc with a couple of gas bottles in the back does not cut the mustard.

 

"We asked for Arabic literature on the passenger seat, a map of Whitehall with big red crosses on it and a huge controlled explosion on live television. Someone will be getting their backside felt for this."

 

The source added: "We're trying to introduce ID cards, imprisonment without trial and swingeing restrictions on freedom of speech.

 

"We wouldn't be able to force through new parking regulations on the back of this pile of arse."

 

Police say they are looking for "a man" in connection with the incident in London's Haymarket.

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it went overboard as per usual. I was at one of our sites near Old Street today and couldn't get to the office for nearly 30 mins because someone had left an Argos carrier full of clothes in the street and it was a 'suspicious package'

 

Full bomb squad turned up :lol:

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LONDON BOMB 'NOT SCARY ENOUGH', BROWN TELLS MI5

 

PRIME Minister Gordon Brown has dismissed the latest London bomb scare as "feeble" and "unlikely to frighten the public".

 

Brown compared MI5 to the cast of 'Police Academy'Mr Brown is understood to be disappointed with MI5's effort, describing it as "half-arsed and transparent".

 

A source close to Brown said: "The PM wanted to start things off by scaring the absolute, holy s*** out of people.

 

"A badly driven Merc with a couple of gas bottles in the back does not cut the mustard.

 

"We asked for Arabic literature on the passenger seat, a map of Whitehall with big red crosses on it and a huge controlled explosion on live television. Someone will be getting their backside felt for this."

 

The source added: "We're trying to introduce ID cards, imprisonment without trial and swingeing restrictions on freedom of speech.

 

"We wouldn't be able to force through new parking regulations on the back of this pile of arse."

 

Police say they are looking for "a man" in connection with the incident in London's Haymarket.

 

:lol:

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