12 July In the early morning, the police search premises in the West Yorkshire area, including the homes of Khan, Tanweer and Hussain and 18 Alexandra Grove.Report received that 4 people by two vehicles were seen putting on rucksacks at Luton Station car park. One of the vehicles was now missing but one remained in the car park.By lunchtime, police working on the theory that there is a King’s Cross link to the 3 train bombs, all being broadly equidistant from there at the time of the explosions, identify a CCTV image of 4 men with rucksacks at King’s Cross. They recognise Tanweer first from a DVLA photograph.The police identify CCTV images of the same 4 at Luton Station. The Micra is found at Luton and examined. 9 controlled explosions were carried out on material found in it. The Brava, which had been towed away because it did not have a parking ticket is later traced to Lindsay. There had been a report on the Police National Computer that the Brava may have been used in an aggravated burglary (see paragraph 69) and Lindsay was named as the registered keeper for the car.
Q. Can you recall on what day you first spotted a number of men walking through the King's Cross area, in particular through the Thameslink station carrying rucksacks?A. It was on 11 July 2005, sir.Q. So on the Monday?A. It was, yes.Q. Can you recall what it was about the appearance of those men on the CCTV that alerted you to the fact that you might have identified the bombers?A. My officer, who was engaged in the actual CCTV recovery, was ex-military. He saw the four individuals walking through and they were walking two by two and he felt it was significant. They were carrying large rucksacks and he brought my attention to it. I concurred with him that it was a matter of priority for us.
Q. Did you then concentrate your examination upon CCTV relating to the railway network to the north of London?A. Indeed, sir, yes, and we were looking at the route of the -- the Thameslink route up through Bedford and Luton and looking for fast-time CCTV recovery of those stations to see where the bombers had access to rail network.Q. Were you able to access CCTV relating to, not just the stations, but the car parks at those stations, the entry points and the foyers?A. Yes, we were, sir.Q. What did you discover?A. We were able to identify that the individuals had arrived at Luton underground station earlier that morning and boarded a train to London.Q. Can you recall when it was that you discovered that they had boarded the railway network at Luton?A. I think it was on the 12th, sir.Q. So the Tuesday?A. Yes.Q. As a result of that process, how many of the men were you able to identify initially as having used the Luton railway station?A. We were able to identify all of the men had accessed -- the four men had accessed via Luton railway station.Q. Were you able to identify the cars that they used at the station?A. Yes, we were.Q. So you were able to identify that they had arrived in two cars, a Nissan Micra and a red Fiat Brava?A. That's correct, sir.
LADY JUSTICE HALLETT: Strict rules of evidence, you're obviously right, Mr Hill. Do I take it, to try to cut this short, Mr Kindness, that essentially you were responding to somebody -- somebody else has got information and they've said, "All right, Detective Inspector Kindness, off you go, we want you to look at Luton and Bedford", is that really -- or did the information come to you personally?A [DI Ewan Kindness]. The information -- Luton and Bedford was seized, my Lady, as a result of the sighting at -- as a result of the sighting at King's Cross Thameslink which had been generated by the CCTV viewing by the CCTV team. So it was natural that we would follow the route up the line. It's as simple as that.LADY JUSTICE HALLETT: I think this is a fuss about nothing, Mr Hill, with respect.
MS GALLAGHER: You say that you focused upon Luton station as a result of information received on 11 July. Is that right?A. [DI Ewan Kindness] That's correct, yes.Q. In that document which I've made reference to, I think you have it before you, my Lady, the Anti-terrorist Branch SO13 record -- do you have that document before you?A. No, I don't, no.Q. Is it possible for a copy to be provided?MR KEITH: You can have my copy. (Handed)MS GALLAGHER: This is a record of an officer viewing CCTV. It seems to be by a DC Stephen Bain. Was he part of the same team?A. Yes, he was, yes.Q. If you just look in the box at the top, it's on the left, five boxes down, "Date viewing commenced: 10 July 2005, 20.00 hours" and "Date viewing ended:11 July 2005, 23.30".A. Yes.Q. So is it possible that, in fact, that information was received on 10 July rather than 11 July, Inspector?A. [DI Ewan Kindness] That's absolutely correct. It's an error. It should have been the 10th.
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