The five men accused of attempting to blow up commuters on the 21st of July 2005 have each launched individual high court actions against the Hair-dressing supply warehouse who supplied them with over 450 litres of Hydrogen Peroxide.
Mr Mustafa Bangbomb, the ring leader of the five would-be attackers, wrote to Ivor Benign-Tumour, owner of the supply shop, telling him that his hair dye was not of a sufficient quality to guarantee explosive results and that, for this reason, he would be filing a lawsuit. The letter also detailed how Mr Bangbomb has had to deal with great 'Emotional and physical hardship' since the explosion, in which all five of the potential bombers were left somewhat embarrassed by the disappointing results of the hair bleach.
"I feel that the responsibility for the quality lays simply and wholly on your shoulders", the letter said, "and the fact that I had to boil up 450 litres of hair bleach in a giant cauldron had nothing to do with it."
Mr Benign-Tumour was quick to reply, saying that had Mr Bangbomb asked for the 'special' hair dye, he would have given him some of the stuff that he keeps under the counter for just such occasions. He added that the 'special' bleach would have done a much better job, and would not have left the five men looking so red-faced.
The case continues, however QC Ima Fascinated-Mongoose said that the likely outcome would be that both parties would have to sue each other. "Because of the silly British legal system", she said, "Mr Bangbomb and Benign-Tumour will have to face the wrath of the Civil Courts together".