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Order made on 7/7 images release

(From left) Shahzad Tanweer, Germaine Lindsay and Mohammed Sidique Khan enter Luton Train Station
Some footage of the 7/7 bombers has already been released by police

Police have been ordered to release footage of the 7/7 bombers following a freedom of information request by the Press Association.

The request for seven pieces of footage to be released has been ongoing for three years.

The images show the terrorists chatting, putting on rucksacks and buying snacks on their way to blow up trains on the London Underground.

The suicide bombings on 7 July 2005 killed 52 people in London.

The explosions caused by Mohammad Sidique Khan, Jermaine Lindsay, Shehzad Tanweer and Hasib Hussain also left hundreds injured.

The Information Commissioner overruled objections from Scotland Yard that disclosure of the films could disrupt its investigations.

The force now has 35 days to either appeal or disclose the seven pieces of material.

The footage was described in detail in the Home Office's narrative report, published the year after the 2005 attacks.

Film extracts

The seven pieces of footage are:

• 0454 Tanweer at Woodall Services on the M1, buying snacks, arguing over his change with the cashier and looking straight at the camera

• 0507 Lindsay arriving at Luton railway station and waiting for 90 minutes

• 0649 The four bombers putting on "large and full" rucksacks outside Luton station

• 0826 All four bombers at King's Cross, hugging on the concourse close to the Thameslink platform before heading towards the Underground

• 0855 Hussain walking out of King's Cross on to Euston Road, trying to make a call on mobile phone

• 0900 Hussain back in King's Cross, walking through Boots into WH Smith on station concourse, and buying a nine-volt battery

• 0906 Hussain entering McDonald's on Euston Road, leaving 10 minutes later

The Information Commissioner also ruled that the faces of anyone other than the bombers visible in the footage should be pixelated.

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