Three men are on trial for a second time, accused of carrying out a “reconnaissance” mission for the 7/7 bombings on London. Waheed Ali, 25, Sadeer Saleem, 28, and Mohammed Shakil, 32, visited locations that bore a “clear correlation” with the suicide attacks that killed 52 innocent people on July 7, 2005, Kingston Crown Court was told. All three men, from Beeston, Leeds, deny conspiring to cause explosions. Mr. Ali and Mr. Shakil also deny a charge of conspiring to attend a terrorist training camp in March 2007.

Mr. Justice Gross told the jury that there had been a previous trial on these matters but they should ignore any publicity from the earlier case. The court was told that the three defendants visited London in December 2004 with two of the 7/7 bombers, Hasib Hussain and Jermaine Lindsay. Seven months later Hussain killed 13 passengers on a bus in Tavistock Square while Lindsay killed 26 people on a Piccadilly Line train at Russell Square.

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