Some of the most iconic images that came to define the London terror bombings on 7 July 2005 were recorded outside Edgware Road Tube Station in west London in the aftermath of the terrorist attack which claimed a total of 52 victims. The image of a man comforting a female passenger wearing a white protective face mask and another of a bloodied but defiant man in a suit with a bandaged head wound, clutching a plastic bottle and cup defined the atrocities which plunged London into chaos and fear.
The walking wounded were treated at the London Metropole Hotel on the busy Edgware Road after Mohammad Sidique Khan, ring-leader of the terror plot detonated a bomb on the westbound Circle Line train heading towards Paddington. The bomb went off around 0850hrs in the second carriage near a set of double doors claiming six lives.
CCTV images later showed the terrorists, the trio of Khan, 30, Shehzad Tanweer, 22 and Hasib Hussain, 18 and the youngest bomber before meeting up with their fourth accomplice 19 year-old Germaine Lindsay, 19, in Luton. The footage formed part of the significant timeline of events on the fateful day as they travelled into London with bombed-packed rucksacks.
Hyde Park Memorial
A series of events have been organised in memory and honour of the innocent people killed and injured and their families, and to the first responders and other members of the public who were intimately involved in the attacks and their aftermath. The survivors and the families of the 52 victims of the bombings have been invited to attend a service of commemoration in St Paul’s Cathedral at 11am.
They will be joined by staff from Transport for London, the Metropolitan Police Service, London Fire Brigade, London Ambulance Service, British Transport Police, the City of London Police and the London based NHS representatives who were involved in the 2005 events.
The Mayor of London and HRH the Duke of York will be in attendance, and other senior figures have been invited to pay their respects. The service will be broadcast live on BBC1 from 10:30am. The London Mayor has urged Londoners to lead the country in a one minute silence at 11:30am to reflect on the anniversary.
There will also be an event at the 7 July Memorial in Hyde Park at 2:30pm. This event is open to the general public, although certain areas will be reserved for the survivors and victims’ families.