Index 15 - Emergency Measures
Official version of events
Although little detailed information has been placed in the public domain (as far as the writer can trace) matters will have been handled under the guidelines set out in the London Resilience Strategic Emergency Plan. Scotland Yard’s Assistant Commissioner Alan Brown was Commander of the Gold Coordinating Committee on 7th July. There is no mention of the Civil Contingencies Act having been invoked but this may have been the case.
Were the measures put in place proportionate to the four explosions that the authorities say took place or were they such as to indicate a larger series of incidents?
The inference has to be that a lot more was happening than has been admitted in the official version of events.
Scotland Yard's Assistant Commissioner Alan Brown, Gold Commander on July 7, defended the decision to move operations to Hendon in north London an hour and a half after the bombs rocked the capital.
Source: Daily Mail
Sir Ian Blair, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, conceded that the attacks were the sort of inevitable terror attack about which his predecessor, Sir John Stevens, had given warning.
"A co-ordinated effort is slowly bringing order out of the chaos," Sir Ian told Sky News. "Within a matter of hours peace will be brought to the streets of London and we will know what we are dealing with... Stay calm, stay where you are and trust the fact that a long co-ordinated plan is in action. London will return to normal as soon as possible."
Source: The Times
Armed soldiers were ordered onto the streets to guard key buildings and marksmen were stationed on the roof of Buckingham Palace.
Source: London Evening Standard
CHARING CROSS Army deployed onto the streets
COVENT GARDEN Armed soldiers on patrol
BUCKINGHAM PALACE Sealed off by army
Source: London Evening Standard
Jim Wheble : Aldgate : 1159 BST
There have been a lot of ambulances coming up and down to Aldgate. Looking up from street level, I saw six or seven army officers in fatigues surveying Liverpool Street with binoculars from the rooftops.
Offices have been evacuated around Aldgate, with people coming out of their offices and not knowing what is going on. The situation here is a lot more controlled now.
Source: BBC News
07-07-2005, 12:16 PM Red Jezza Red Jezza is offline
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the 'security services' have temporarily taken over all vodafone's offices and operations, due to the inherent security risk posed by large and sophisticated cellular networks (inside news, as it were)
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Just a quicky, the shooting in Canary Wharf is still yet to be confirmed. However security officals have warned them at Reuters to take precautions and to hold on that until they confirm it to avoid any chance of panic
07-07-2005, 02:32 PM Rocket Romano Rocket Romano is offline
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Sky report that the telephone unit has been taken away by the police from the phonebox by the bombed bus
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As for the shooting thing ... obv. the guy can't say too much, but my mate at reuters def. made it sound like they weren't being ALLOWED to release the story, rather than it might not be true ....
Just been denied by the police (BBC)
07-07-2005, 03:53 PM Poi E Poi E is offline Knows his picks Join Date: Sep 2002 Posts: 4,722 Police down here near Docklands seizing records from a major data centre.
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Just heard from a friend that bank station was cleared this morning at 7 am due to a security alert.
08-07-2005, 09:53 AM Agent Sparrow Agent Sparrow is offline
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The shooting at Canary Wharf
I saw Lisatocket had reported this at somepoint yesterday, I got a phone call myself at about lunchtime yesterday saying that a friend had heard a man had been shot at Canary Wharf, obviously its still very sketchy to whether his happened, but I thought it might be worth mentioning that it's been reported in the South London Press.
* POLICE were yesterday probing reports a man had been "neutralised" outside Canary Wharf. Is is believed the man was shot dead by police marksmen outside the Credit Suisse First Boston bank. from South London Press /icsouthlondon.icnetwork.co.uk
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I saw on the BBC that a suicide bomber had been shot by police in Docklands yesterday morning but reasonably quickly this was denied and I have not seen any more mention of this since.
Came into the office and spoke to a business associate who is based in Canary Wharf and she (+ 5 collegues) saw the police snipers shoot a man in the street. Now she is not somebody that is full of shit, I have know her for some time now and trust her 100%.
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I've just had a text message from Rachel (my little Rae of Sunshine). She's in London as was called in for holiday cover at Mirror Group where she works. She is locked in Canary Wharf Tower. The police have just shot a suicide bomber. She is safe but a bit freaked out.
She's not the only one...
Edit Just had text from gnommi She works at a hospital in London and they are now on major incident plan. Nobody is allowed home until the all clear is given. No food as the canteen is being used as an emergency ward.
Source: EvilDrem Blog
We are community nurses and have had to help out in a school where the injured people are being taken to as the hospitals are jam packed. What a terrible day for London.
Source: BBC News
I was involved in the incidents from start to finish and can honestly say no matter how much we moan and whine , it all "came together " today , be it the LAS , the LFB , the Voluntary services , hospitals , the DSO's and AOM's we slag off , the met , the MOD plod , BTP, private amb services helped out, Miat teams , medical teams , HEMS , london buses who conveyed walking wounded , the GP's and district nurses who set up treatement centres in schools, joe public who gave out food to 999 personnel , the outer county services who responded to assist and anyone else i may have missed.
Source: Random Acts of Reality Blog
Camden town hall was turned into an emergency treatment centre and walking wounded were treated in the council chamber.
Source: Hampsead & Highgate Express