A chest full of ev­i­dence

Daily Mirror - - NEWS - BY COLIN SUT­TON, EX-MET PO­LICE

A DE­VICE fail­ing to ex­plode prop­erly might be one of the best sce­nar­ios for po­lice.

When so much of the de­vice re­mains in­tact, it pro­vides a trea­sure chest of po­ten­tial ev­i­dence.

Not just the op­por­tu­nity for fin­ger­prints and DNA, but the ma­te­ri­als used and the way it was con­structed can pro­vide a sig­na­ture that of­fi­cers will use to point them to who was be­hind it.

CCTV from trains and in un­der­ground sta­tions is com­pre­hen­sive. Such a large item be­ing car­ried will make find­ing the sus­pect eas­ier.

Data from the en­try bar­ri­ers will be cru­cial as will the wit­ness ac­counts.

We should be con­fi­dent our counter-ter­ror­ism in­ves­ti­ga­tors will suc­ceed.

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