Video Shows Suspect Hours before Arrest

Aug 15, 2006 3:06pm

New surveillance video, released by the Associated Press, allegedly shows London terror suspect, Tayib Rauf, 22, just hours before he was arrested and taken into custody. Rauf was arrested in connection with a plot to blow up as many as 10 flights from London to the U.S. On the video, a young-bearded man wearing a white t-shirt and beige pants walks into a Birmingham U.K. supermarket and up the stairs to an office. The tape also shows him leaving. The store’s owner says Rauf comes there to collect a check for orders made to his family’s confectionary supply business. Two hours later, police raided his Birmingham house and took him into custody. Rauf’s brother, Rashid, was arrested in Pakistan last week and is suspected of being the ringleader of the plot. The footage, taken from store security cameras, was given to the AP by the store owner, who says he hopes it will help clear Tayib Rauf’s name. The store owner’s nephew, Abid Hussein, told the AP that the video showed Rauf is "looking after his Dad’s business. And he’s not the sort of person, who you know, is going to blow himself up at 2 o’clock in the morning when he’s doing his stuff, collecting cash."

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