Friday, July 22, 2005

Witness describes shooting

Mark Whitby, a journalist who witnessed the shooting, said he heard shouting before seeing the man enter the subway carriage in which he was sitting. “He half sort of tripped and as two [plain clothes officers] held him down … I heard five shots” he said to assembled media outside Stockwell underground station. The shot man was described as Asian wearing a padded jacket. No bag or rucksack was seen. As Mr Whitby left the station, he said he saw many police officers entering the station and descending the escalators, all of them armed. Police have confirmed a man was shot and pronounced dead at the scene. The east London mosque was earlier sealed off today, details of which are still unclear.
[12:00 GMT / 13:00 BST 22/07/2005]

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