‘It may not have broken London, but it broke some of us.’ Where 51 people died, and over 700 were injured…
Prince William’s hug for woman caught up in 7th July 2005 bombings ‘as a 14-year-old schoolgirl’ after he listens to her heart-wrenching speech.
Britain fell silent for a minute’s silence in their honour this morning, wreathes were laid at the memorial in Hyde Park, and the dead were honoured at a service at St Paul’s Cathedral.
The victims of the terrorist bombings on 7th July 2005. Top row from left: Helen Jones, 28; Ciaran Cassidy, 22; Gamze Gunoral, 24; Christian Small, 28; Karolina Gluck, 29; Fiona Stevenson, 29; David Foulkes, 22; Jonathan Downey, 34; Laura Webb, 29; Jennifer Nicholson, 24. Second row, from left: Couple Lee Harris, 30, and Samatha Badham, 36; Atique Sharifi, 24; Elizabeth Daplyn, 26; Adrian Johnson, 37; Monika Suchocka, 23; Michael Matsushita, 37; Shahara Islam, 20; Sam Ly, 28; Anat Rosenberg, 39; Carrie Taylor, 24. Third row from left: Susan Levy, 53;James Mayes, 28;James Adams, 32; Rachelle Yuen, 27; Ihab Slimane, 19; Behnaz Mozakka, 47; Mihaela Otto, 46; Mala Trivedi, 51; Philip Russell, 28; William Wise, 54. Fourth row from left: Shyanuja Parathasangary, 30; Giles Hart, 55;Anthony Fatayi-Williams, 26; Marie Hartley, 34; Miriam Hyman, 31; Gladys Wundowa, 50; Lee Baisden, 34; Stan Brewster, 52; Arthur Frederick, 60; Emily Jenkins, 24. Fifth row from left: Jamie Gordon, 30; Neetu Jain, 38; Richard Gray, 41; Benedetta Ciaccia, 30; Richard Ellery, 21; Colin Morley, 52; Ojara Ikeagwu, 55; Shelley Mather, 26; Philip Beer, 22; Anna Brandt, 42; Anne Moffat, 48 (not pictured)
Across London, commuters and grieving families left poignant floral tributes close to where each of the four bombs exploded, near Aldgate, Edgware Road and Kings Cross stations, and at Tavistock Square, where the fourth bomb was detonated on board a bus.
The Nazi’s never broke us – nor did Irish terrorism, and we’ll never give way to Islamic extremism or any other terrorist fanatical group. I raise my two fingers to all you terrorist scum – just as the defiant British archers did at Agincourt. Yours_Aye.