“I don’t think I needed to” contact police. Not even “I didn’t think I needed to.” Just “I don’t think I needed to.”
“BBC knew of link to failed 21/7 bombers,” from the Telegraph (thanks to Mark):
A BBC producer failed to give police information that would have helped track down the July 21 bombers, the trial was told.
Don’t Panic, I’m Islamic, which featured the group paintballing and an interview with Mohammed Hamid, was shown on BBC2 on June 12, 2005.
Nasreen Suleaman, the producer, told the court that Hamid said he would use his Â£300 fee to settle the fine he had been given by magistrates for racially abusing two policemen at his Oxford Street stall.
Called as a defence witness, Miss Suleaman admitted that she had spoken to Hamid in the days following the July 21 attacks and found out he knew the wanted men. […]
Miss Suleaman claimed she told BBC managers of the situation but no one passed on the information to the authorities.
She looked visibly shaken when told that two of the July 21 bombers, had joined Hamid on another paintball trip two weeks before the bombings.
Miss Suleaman saw Hamid a few days after July 21, 2005 and he seemed “very shocked that the men he knew were accused of this”.
Duncan Penny, prosecuting, said: “Did you tell him to go to the police?”
Ms Suleaman replied: “I don’t think I needed to.”