Source Pravda.Ru

London bomb suspect on his way to Britain

A suspect in the failed July 21 London bomb attacks is on his way back to Britain from Italy.

Ethiopian-born Hussain Osman has left Rome's high security Rebibbia prison ahead of his extradition to Britain.

Osman, also known as Hamdi Isaac, was taken from his cell just before 9am this morning.

He was driven straight to a Rome's Ciampino airport and is expected to return to Britain in the hands of anti-terror police, this afternoon.

He will be arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, conspiracy to murder and alleged offences under the Explosive Substances Act, Scotland Yard said, reports Telegraph.

According to CNN, police have said Isaac fled London on July 26, taking a train to Paris and then traveling to Milan and Rome. He was arrested July 29 by Italian police.

British authorities are seeking Isaac for his alleged role in the attempted bombing at Shepherd's Bush Tube station in west London. Nobody died in the attacks.

Isaac, 27, has admitted taking part in the attacks, in which four bombs were placed on Tube trains and a bus, but said they were meant to scare not kill. The bombs did not explode.

Issac's lawyer had argued there was insufficient evidence to prove the bombs would have been fatal and that Issac would not receive a fair trial in Britain.

Photo: the AP