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Last Updated: Thursday, 27 October 2005, 22:01 GMT 23:01 UK
Man charged over 7 July 'claims'
Aldgate train after bombing
Bombers targeted three tube trains and a bus on 7 July
A man who told a newspaper he was involved with the 7 July bombers has been charged with wasting police time.

Imran Yaqub Patel, 27, from Dewsbury in West Yorkshire, was held on suspicion of terrorism, after the News of the World gave information to the police.

Mr Patel has been charged with causing "the wasteful employment of the police" by lying to a reporter. Magistrates in Leeds bailed him until 25 November.

He was the only person being held over the London bombings, which killed 52.

The full charge he faces is that "on October 20, 2005, at Huddersfield, he caused wasteful employment of the police by knowingly making [reporter] Mazher Mahmood a false report tending to show that he had information material to a police inquiry".

Mr Patel spoke only to confirm his name and to give his date of birth during Thursday's court hearing.

District Judge David Kitson granted an application for bail on condition that he lives at an address which was not given in open court and has his passport retained by West Yorkshire police.


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