Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

YARD HUNT FIFTH MAN; New Suicide Bomb Fear as Another Gang Member Caught on King's Cross CCTV

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

YARD HUNT FIFTH MAN; New Suicide Bomb Fear as Another Gang Member Caught on King's Cross CCTV

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Byline: CHRIS MILLAR;RICHARD EDWARDS

POLICE are tonight hunting for a fifth terrorist involved in the London attacks.

Detectives have discovered that he travelled with the four suicide bombers known to have died in the carnage that claimed at least 52 lives.

New checks on the CCTV footage show him peeling away from the others at King's Cross station last Thursday.

Police sources said he could be a "facilitator" or minder for the cell. But there are fears he could be another potential suicide bomber.

Three of the terrorists are named as Hasib Hussain, 19, Shehzad Tanweer, 22, and 30-year-old Mohammed Sadique Khan, all from the Leeds area.

Police say they know the identity of the fourth dead bomber but would not confirm it this afternoon.

The hunt for the fifth man comes as police revealed Khan was a primary school teacher.

Friends said Khan enjoyed his job so much he was often late for prayer meetings at his mosque.

Yet he was also plotting to ensure that fellow Muslim fanatics would know him as a " martyr". His double life was revealed

as Tony Blair promised to push through laws banning the "encouragement of terrorism".

The British-born men of Pakistani origin boarded the 7.40am Thameslink train from Luton last Thursday.

Police sources said the three Tube bombers are likely to have synchronised watches, stood among commuters in the packed carriages and triggered the bombs themselves.

The 10lb devices were carried in rucksacks.

A friend of Khan's said he attended the radical Stratford Street mosque in Beeston, a suburb of Leeds.

The friend, who would not be named, said Khan, Tanweer and Hussain, grew up together and "often talked about their anger at their Muslim brothers and sisters being unfairly targeted in Iraq by the US".

The friend revealed that he saw Khan, Tanweer and Hussain arrive at the Stratford Street together recently.

He said: "Most people probably did not see them because they came late and left early but I noticed them immediately. …

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