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London Police Admit Man Killed Innocent


http://gdb.rferl.org/D2EB4DE8-F9C5-462F-8759-E9D2178F713A_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/D2EB4DE8-F9C5-462F-8759-E9D2178F713A_mw800_mh600.jpg Police at Stockwell station on 22 July 24 July 2005 -- British police have admitted that a man they shot dead in a London Underground train was an apparently innocent Brazilian national.

The man was identified as 27-year-old Jean Charles de Menezes who had come from Brazil to Britain three years ago.

The Brazilian government said it "was shocked and perplexed."

Islamic groups in Britain expressed concern following the announcement by police that the man shot dead at Stockwell Underground station was not connected to the 21 July attempted bombings on the London transport network.

Two men have now been arrested in what has become one of Britain's biggest-ever manhunts. Both were detained during raids on 22 July in Stockwell, near where the Brazilian man was shot.

(compiled from agency reports)

See also:

London Subway Shooting Comes As Terrorist Manhunt Continues

Britain's Vulnerability To Terror Again Topic Of Debate
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