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Shock over teacher's suspected role in bombing

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Shock over teacher's suspected role in bombing


All British papers have published more details about the life of 30-year-old Mohammad Sidique Khan. Until last December, the London bombing suspect worked as a learning mentor at Hillside Primary School in Leeds, teaching children who had special needs. Khan was highly regarded by both his fellow teachers and parents. He is believed to have been married with a very young daughter, with newspapers naming his wife as teacher Hasina Khan. Many parents have expressed their shock and horror. Those who knew him, such as Sharon Stevens, simply could not believe he was involved in what happened. “It can’t be Mr Khan, somebody has got it wrong somewhere. I just feel that something has gone totally wrong for that guy to be involved,” she said. “He was totally understanding to everyone’s problems, you could always go to Mr Khan,” she added. Veronica Njengah said she was unsure whether she would “ever be able to trust anyone again.” Khan had lived in the Beeston area of Leeds until recently, when he moved to Lees Holm in Dewsbury. Neighbours say he was not well-known in the Dewsbury Muslim community, but they believed he was a “very pleasant” person. Police believe Khan blew himself up on a train near Edgware Road tube station as documents in his name were found in the debris of the blast.

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