Follow the link for footage from inside and outside the airport. “Glasgow car bombings: new footage,” by Duncan Gardham for the Telegraph, October 14:
The images, taken from CCTV cameras at the airport, show one of the men trying to fight off police and members of the public who are trying to tackle him, although he has been doused in burning petrol.
In other pictures, members of the public can be seen running from the airport departure lounge in panic on what was one of the busiest days of the year.
The Jeep, described as a “mobile fire bomb”, was packed with 10 petrol containers, four oil containers and a number of glass bottles, some with wicks attached as petrol bombs.
Kafeel Ahmed, a PhD student from India, drove the vehicle into the airport on the afternoon of June 30 last year.
A month after the attack, he died from the burns he had suffered but the footage was released as part of the trial of his passenger, Bilal Abdulla, and an associate, Mohammed Asha, who are accused of conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to cause explosions.
The jury was told on Friday how Kafeel Ahmed reversed out after smashing into the airport and with “the engine revving and the tyres screeching”, made a series of attempts to crash through the airport doors.
Jonathan Laidlaw QC told Woolwich Crown Court that both Ahmed and Abdulla threw petrol bombs and there were shouts of “Allahu Akbar”, a Muslim expression meaning ‘God is great’.
“Realising what was happening, police and members of the public gathered in an attempt to extinguish the fire and Kafeel, though himself alight, tried to obstruct them by punching and kicking out,” he added.
“CS gas was sprayed at him and he was kicked to the ground before the fire on him was eventually extinguished and he was subdued, then handcuffed and arrested.”
Abdulla also tried to stop the fire in the Jeep being put out before running off pursued by police officers and members of the public.
In the struggle to subdue him, one member of the public lost a tooth and had his leg broken, the court heard.
The jury was told that queues at the departure desks were nearly up to the terminal doors.
“For those present it must have been the most terrifying of experiences,” Mr Laidlaw said.
Passengers panicked and rushed for the exits, knocking others down and trampling one woman in the crush.
“Children could be heard screaming,” Mr Laidlaw said. “The film from the CCTV system at the airport gives a fairly graphic indication of the seriousness of what occurred and how fortunate it was that nobody lost their life.”
Abdulla, 29, and Asha, 28, deny the charges and the trial continues.