At a quarter past ten on July 7th, 2005, BBC news had its reporter Anna O’Neill reporting, on the very first eyewitness account of what had just happened in Tavistock Square. She described how she had just been shown some film of the bus blowing up! No-one else ever saw that film, it has vanished from the historical record. The bus blew up at a quarter to ten. Let’s quote her words.
The John Gaunt Show on BBC-London has its reporter Anna O’Neill at King’s Cross
Good morning, Anna (N.B., this whole sequence extends from 1 hour 18:30 minutes, to 1 hr 21 minutes).
One man has shown her some footage that he recorded on his mobile phone.’of a bus exploding a few streets away’ – some ‘very devastating scenes there, it looks like people lying on the floor’ – she does not say ‘dead.’
John Gaunt returns her to the bus account at 1:19:40 – saying, ‘It was in Russell Square, I believe?’ Anna replies ‘The man himself wasn’t sure’ – he did not know if it was Russell Square or not [it wasn't]. ‘HE SAW THE BACK OF THE BUS EXPLODE’ He had spent some time in Israel. It reminded him of scenes he had witnessed while living over there – i.e. he is implying to the reporter, that this is ‘Islamic terror.’
John Gaunt asks for clarifying of what exactly she saw on the footage. Did she see the bus exploding? She could see ‘THE BACK OF THE BUS WHICH HAD ALL SORTS OF SMOKE AND FLAMES COMING OUT OF IT’ No-one else ever described that. He (the unnamed photographer) had captured ‘THE SECOND AFTER THE BUS HAD EXPLODED.’ continue reading…