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Last Updated: Thursday, 11 January 2007, 13:15 GMT
Terror trial jury to be selected
Mr Justice Fulford
The judge, Mr Justice Fulford, is in the process of selecting jurors
Jury selection has begun in the trial of six men accused of attempting to carry out bomb attacks in London.

More than 100 people were asked a series of questions about their knowledge of the case.

Muktar Said Ibrahim, Manfo Kwaku Asiedu, Hussain Osman, Yassin Omar, Ramzi Mohammed and Adel Yahya are due to stand trial at Woolwich Crown Court.

They face charges of conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to cause explosions on 21 July 2005.

Mr Justice Fulford asked the potential jurors to consider his questions, before giving their replies at a second jury selection hearing.

He asked whether any of them, their relatives or friends had been "in the vicinity of a bomb explosion or an alleged terrorism incident".

His second question was: "Is there any reason arising from your beliefs, occupation or any other matter which you feel might inhibit your ability to return impartial verdicts in this trial?

"Do you or any member of your family or close friends hold political or religious views of such strength that they might materially influence your consideration of this case?"

The panel was also asked questions over their employment, particularly if they worked for the police, a transport company operating in London, or were involved in the detention of the defendants.

Finally, the judge asked if any of the potential jurors had knowledge of the case away from what had been reported in the media.

The case for the prosecution is expected to be opened on 15 January.




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