Eyewitness accounts of a bomber aboard the London bus which was blasted on 7/7/'05 are strangely at variance with each other and with CCTV evidence.
First the question of the description of the man:
BUS blast survivor Richard Jones yesterday revealed how he came face-to-face with one of the London bombers. The Scots IT expert got off the doomed double-decker just seconds before it was torn apart in an explosion that killed 13 passengers.Does that sound like the blue-jeaned, unshaven, rather drably-dressed Hasib Hussain?
He said the bomber was around 6ft tall, in his mid-twenties, clean-shaven and smartly dressed. The man was wearing hipster-style fawn checked trousers, with exposed designer underwear, and a matching jersey-style top.
'The pants looked very expensive, they were white with a red band on top... He was standing with his back to me downstairs at the driver's side, which is exactly where the explosion was... The noise was unbelievable. I served an apprenticeship in an explosives factory in Ayrshire so I knew what it was.' [Source]
How about this description -again by Jones:
"He described the man as being about 6-feet tall, olive-skinned and clean-shaven, wearing tight, light brown trousers and a light brown top." [Source]Not really compatible with the CCTV evidence, is it?
As the Scotsman newspaper reported:
"CCTV pictures show him at Luton station at 7:20am. Casually dressed in jeans and a jacket, like any ordinary teenager, he was unlikely to attract attention from busy commuters on the Thameslink train..." [Source]Then there's the issue of the bag/haversack:
CHARLES GIBSON ABC News: "Could you tell what he was doing with the bag, Mr. Jones?A "small bag"?
RICHARD JONES: "Not really. It was a - obviously, a small bag. It didn't go beyond the width of his ankles." [Source]
Hussain has a hulking great haversack in the CCTV image.
Finally, the question of exactly where on the bus the bomber was:
Terence Mutasa, 27, a staff nurse at University College hospital, said: "I treated two girls in their 20s who were involved in the bus bomb. They were saying some guy came and sat down and that he exploded. The girls received minor injuries and were in shock and distressed. They said the guy just sat down and the explosion happened. They thought it was a suicide bomber." [Source]Which seems at variance with Richard Jones' account above.
This bus bombing may well be a vital key to unlocking the real events.
Did They Board at Luton?