Met Police Chief refers to attacks with words "ORDER OUT OF CHAOS"
icEssex | July 7, 2005
Britain's most senior police officer said he feared London had been hit by a "co-ordinated attack" following a series of explosions in the capital.
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair said there appeared to have been no specific warning ahead of the blasts at several tube stations and on one bus on Thursday morning.
He added that at least one of the sites, there were "indications" that explosives had been used.
Asked if police had received a warning of the blasts, Sir Ian said: "We have been on a very high state of alert. Of course if there had been a specific warning we would have dealt with it.
"We are not aware of any warning at the moment.
"We are concerned that this is a co-ordinated attack. We are aware that at least one of the sites certainly does contain indications of explosives.
"While it is a confused situation - it must be a confused situation with multiple sites like this - co-ordinated effort is slowly bringing order out of the chaos.
"The Metropolitan Police is co-ordinating this effort and within a matter of hours peace will be brought to the streets of London and we will know exactly what we are dealing with."