LONDON (Reuters) - Police acknowledged on Saturday the man they shot dead on Friday was not connected to bomb attacks on London the previous day, calling the shooting tragic and regrettable.
"We are now satisfied that he was not connected with the incidents of Thursday 21st July 2005," police said in a statement. "For somebody to lose their life in such circumstances is a tragedy and one that the Metropolitan Police Service regrets".
"The man emerged from a block of flats in the Stockwell area that were under police surveillance as part of the investigation into the incidents on Thursday 21st July. "He was then followed by surveillance officers to the underground station. His clothing and behaviour added to their suspicions," said the statement -which added that the circumstances were being investigated.
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