7/7: War on Britain: GO, GO, GO, GO! Police Storm the Homes of Suicide Bomb Suspects

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7/7: War on Britain: GO, GO, GO, GO! Police Storm the Homes of Suicide Bomb Suspects


Byline: By PAUL BYRNE and JEREMY ARMSTRONG

IT was 6.30am when the hunt for the London bombers was dramatically concentrated in West Yorkshire.

Police, anti-terrorist officers and army bomb disposal officers swooped on four addresses in Leeds and two in Dewsbury in the hours that followed.

Sources claimed that police had been led north after identifying the body of the suspected bomber of the No30 bus in Tavistock Square.

He is thought to be 19-year-old Hasib Hussain, who lived in Holbeck, Leeds, in one of the properties raided.

Shehzad Tanweer, 22, also believed to be in the terror gang, lived at another of the target addresses.

As the raids went on, roads were sealed off and hundreds of residents evacuated.

At least one controlled explosion was carried out and a variety of items taken away for further examination.

Police later confirmed that they had made one arrest - a Pakistani man in his early 20s - who was taken to London for questioning.

Several cars were also seized and taken away on lorries.

In Stratford Street, Beeston, Leeds, police moved in on a red-brick terrace, which has stood empty since the Pakistani couple who own it moved out two years ago.

Mohammed Fiaz and his wife Hamida Begum had lived there with their two sons Nadeem and Jacksey.

Both sons were Westernised Asians, and Nadeem, 26, had married a white girl Tracey, 24. All the family still live in the Leeds area.

A neighbour said: "I see Nadeem sometimes. He comes to check out the house and empty the junk mail that can build up."

A second Beeston property raided was 51 Colywn Road, home to the Tanweers. Shehzad, who has a sports science degree, lived there with his family, headed by Pakistan-born businessman Mumtaz. He owns a fish and chip shop and is a former community policeman.

Dad-of-four Mumtaz, 56, bought the next door semi, No49, 10 years ago and knocked the two together.

Yesterday his business partner Neil Kay visited the house to find it sealed off by blue and white police tape. His first reaction was: "There goes my breakfast."

Mr Kay added: "Mumtaz would pray at home, but he isn't profoundly religious. I am convinced he is a good man."

Mumtaz's P reg silver Mercedes was cordoned off in the drive and Shehzad's red Mercedes saloon was parked in the street behind.

His father's fish shop is in nearby Tempest Road, which was also sealed off. Iftikhar Hussain, 27, who works at the South Leeds Fisheries, said: "Mr Tanweer is a very good employer. He always pays his staff on time."

In another swoop, six police vans moved into Colenso Mount in the Holbeck district of Leeds.

The family of bus bomb suspect Hussain have a house there. They reported him missing after he went to London last week.

He lived with his parents Mahmood and Masniza, who have been there for more than 20 years. He has a brother Imran and sister Shazia.

A woman living nearby said: "As far as we know he was a normal teenager but I have heard that he got deeply involved in religion."

Launderette worker Sharon Salter, 34, said: "There were police everywhere, some of them were armed."

The fourth Leeds raid at 11.30am was in the Hyde Park Road area of Burley, where up to 600 people were evacuated to a leisure centre. Nearly two hours later soldiers blew open the front door of a house.

Insp Miles Himsworth said armed officers were used in the raid, but the property was empty.

He said: "We are searching the premises for explosives and bits and pieces such as computers.

"It will be a very slow and very meticulous search so any evidence that is there can be gathered carefully."

Insp Himsworth said the area included a mosque. Police made arrangements for prayers to be said at other venues during the evacuation. …

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