20/04/2007

Three in court over July 7 bombings charges

The first people to be charged in connection with the July 7 London bomb attacks have appeared at the Old Bailey via video link from prison.

Mohammed Shakil, 30, Sadeer Saleem, 26 and Waheed Ali, 23, all from Beeston, Leeds are charged with conspiring to cause explosions with the four men who carried out the suicide bomb attacks - Mohammed Sidique Khan, Shehzad Tanweer, Jermaine Lindsay and Hasib Hussain.

They were remanded in custody until June 8.

Fifty-two people were killed in the bomb attacks on three Tube trains and a bus in the capital on July 7.

(KMcA/JM)


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