London bomb suspect wore burka

LONDON, England (Reuters) — The jury in the trial of six men accused of plotting suicide bombings in London on July 21, 2005, were shown footage on Tuesday of what prosecutors said was one of the suspects escaping in a burqa after the failed attacks.

Woolwich Crown Court was shown closed circuit television images of Yassin Hassin Omar, disguised as a woman and dressed in the burka, at Digbeth coach station in Birmingham on July 22 where prosecutors say he fled after the alleged bombings.

Omar, who is accused of trying to set off a bomb on an underground train near Warren Street station, is seen moving through the station carrying a handbag.

He was later arrested by armed police at a house in Birmingham on July 27 where officers say they found him standing in a bath with a rucksack on his back.

Omar, along with Ramzi Mohammed, Muktah Said Ibrahim, Manfo Kwaku Asiedu, Hussein Osman, and Adel Yahya, are all charged with conspiracy to murder over the alleged plot to blow up three underground trains and a bus. They deny the charges.


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