The ‘official story’ of July 7th 2005 is that 52 were killed and 700 were injured when almost simultaneous explosions ripped through three London Underground trains before, just under an hour later, a fourth explosion occurred on a number 30 bus that had been diverted from its normal route.
Initial reports from the train operating companies suggested that the explosions and devastation on the Underground were the result of train collisions, electrical failures and power surges. Shortly after the apparent explosion of a number 30 bus, at 947am outside the British Medical Association headquarters in Tavistock Square, a very different version of events began to unfold.
The first story to emerge was of up to six explosions on the underground with the timings staggered over the space of an hour. The times of the underground explosions were initially reported as being 8.51, 8.56 and 9.17.
Morning radio and television news soon began to fill with news of an incident on the underground in the Liverpool Street area.