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Security services not to blame


The coroner chairing the inquest into the London suicide bombings in July 2005, has concluded that neither British intelligence officers, nor the emergency services, were responsible for the deaths of the 52 victims.

On Friday families of the victims were told by Lady Justice Hallet, that the deaths were unlawful, but she stopped short of blaming anyone other than the four suicide bombers.

She also made nine recommendations for improvement to the agencies, which she said may help save lives in the future.

But some relative of victims said there are still more questions to be asked.

Marie Fatayi-Williams, lost her son in the attacks:

“For me, we still have to have a public enquiry. The inquest can’t do that, the rules are binding, on the Lady justice. There’s a limit to what you can do, to what you can say. She has done a very good job but we still need to do what we need to do”.

More than 700 people were injured in the incident when 4 islamic extremists blew themselves up on tube trains and a bus during London’s rush hour.

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