FOOTAGE caught on CCTV cameras of three of the July 7 bombers carrying out a reconnaissance trip to London nine days before the attacks was shown to a jury.
Mohammed Siddique Khan, of Dewsbury, Shezhad Tanweer, of Leeds, and former Huddersfield student Jermaine Lindsay went to various locations on the Underground network during a four-hour visit to the capital.
They were captured on security cameras meeting at Luton railway station before journeying to King’s Cross and then on to Tube stations at Embankment, South Kensington and Baker Street.
A court was shown clips of the trio mingling with commuters, buying tickets and travelling up and down escalators on the transport network during the trip on June 28, 2005.
At one point, ringleader Khan is seen strolling towards Madame Tussauds.
The footage was played to Kingston Crown Court where three other men are standing trial accused of helping the July 7 bombers plan their attack.
Waheed Ali, 25, Sadeer Saleem, 28, and Mohammed Shakil, 32, are said to have spent two days in the city in December, 2004, on a previous alleged reconnaissance trip where tourist attractions including the Natural History Museum, the London Eye and the London Aquarium were visited.
The trio, all from Beeston, Leeds, deny one charge of conspiring with the July 7 bombers and others unknown to cause explosions between November 17, 2004, and July 8, 2005.
The four suicide bombers killed 52 people and injured hundreds more when they set off bombs on the capital’s transport network in 2005.
Ali and Shakil also deny a second charge of conspiracy to attend a place used for terrorist training.