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Last Updated: Monday, 25 July 2005, 17:32 GMT 18:32 UK
Shooting victim's final journey
Electrician Jean Charles de Menezes was believed to be heading for north London to carry out a pre-arranged job when he was shot at Stockwell Tube station by police who mistook him for a suicide bomber.

The BBC News website traces his final journey.

1: Mr Menezes leaves his home in Scotia Road, Tulse Hill
2: He catches the number 2 bus from a nearby bus stop
3: After a journey of about 15 minutes, he gets off at Stockwell
4: He crosses the road and heads for the station, followed by police

Mr Menezes, a 27-year-old Brazilian, was living in a block of flats in Tulse Hill, south London, which was being monitored by police as a result of evidence uncovered in their investigation into the attempted Tube and bus bombings on 21 July.

When he left the flat, sometime after 9am on Friday 22 July, armed police began following him on a journey that was to lead to his death on a Northern Line Tube train at Stockwell station.

Scotland Yard are not commenting on details of the shooting because it is being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

But earlier they said Mr Menezes' clothing and behaviour at the station heightened their suspicions.

This has since been called into question by leaked documents and CCTV footage, reportedly being gathered by the Independent Police Complaints Commission, suggesting he was wearing a blue denim jacket.

Police said they pursued him into the station and shot him after he failed to obey their orders to stop and tried to board a Tube train.

Layout of Stockwell station
1: Jean Charles de Menezes enters Stockwell station
2: He passes through the ticket barriers towards the escalator
3: He travels down the escalator and heads for a train
4: He boards a northbound Northern line train, where he is shot dead


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