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THREE HELD AT HEATHROW

Three men have been arrested at Heathrow Airport under anti-terrorism laws - but police say it is "inappropriate" to link them with the London bombings.


Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Brian Paddick told Sky News the arrests were "reasonably routine".

He said they were part of a separate investigation and the men were not suspected of being involved in any planned second strike in the UK.

The suspects - all British nationals - were detained early on Sunday morning as they flew in from abroad.

Earlier, Home Secretary Charles Clarke warned the London bombers could be planning further attacks in Britain.

Mr Clarke said it was vital they were caught as quickly as possible.

Former Scotland Yard chief Lord Stevens believe the perpetrators are "almost certainly" British.

He has described them as "apparently ordinary British citizens, young men conservatively and cleanly dressed and probably with some higher education".

It has emerged the three bombs on Tube trains at Aldgate, Edgware Road and Kingīs Cross exploded almost simultaneously at 8.50am on Thursday.

The device which tore through on a No. 30 bus in Tavistock Square, killing at least 13 people, went off nearly an hour later at 9.47am.




The bomb inquiry control centre



At least 49 people are known to have been killed by the explosions. That is the number of bodies taken to an undisclosed mortuary.

Around 700 people were injured in the blasts and dozens are still missing.

The death toll is expected to rise with a number of bodies still trapped in the wreckage of a Piccadilly line train near Kingīs Cross station.

Police have appealed for any photos or videos taken at or near the scene of the atrocities to be sent to them.

They say the images could prove vital in the hunt for the killers. The email address is [email protected]

According to a website notice, the attacks were made in the name of al Qaeda by the Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigade.

The same group was behind the Madrid train bombings which left 191 dead.

Rescue workers are continuing to battle hellish conditions as they attempt to recover the remaining bodies in the Piccadilly line train.

The operation is being hampered by vermin, temperatures of 60C (140F) and thick dust but British Transport Police say specialist equipment has speeded up progress.

A two-minute silence is to be held around Britain on Thursday as a tribute to the bomb victims.





Last Updated: 16:44 UK, Sunday July 10, 2005

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