CCTV of bombers shown at inquest

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CCTV images of the 7/7 bombers calmly planning and embarking on their suicide mission was played at the inquests into their victims' deaths yesterday.

The footage shows the four men buying supplies, making a reconnaissance trip to London and then setting out on their final journey five years ago.

Dozens of Scotland Yard officers trawled thousands of hours of CCTV images after the bombings on London's transport network, which left 52 innocent people dead and more than 700 injured. Four days later a police officer spotted the bombers on film, wearing large rucksacks and walking two-by-two through King's Cross station.

Clips showed Jermaine Lindsay, 19, arriving at Luton railway station just after 5am and fellow bombers Mohammed Sidique Khan, 30, Shehzad Tanweer, 22, and Hasib Hussain, 18, parking alongside him two hours later.

The black-and-white images, captured from a distance in a steady drizzle, depict the men putting on the heavy rucksacks packed with homemade explosives. They walk into the station in pairs and board the 7.25am service to King's Cross Thameslink.

Arriving in the capital, they transfer to the Underground, following close behind a little girl in a pink coat hand-in-hand with her mother.

The final image of the four bombers together at King's Cross before they split up to travel to their targets was also the first to be recovered by police, the hearing was told.

The hearing, at the Royal Courts of Justice, continues.