London should get back to business as usual. That is the message from the British capital’s mayor after Thursday’s bomb blasts. Ken Livingstone was among the first people to use the tube this morning as he encouraged commuters to return to their routines.
Many using public transport for the first time since the deadly explosions found an almost normal service, except on the affected bus and tube lines. Although the terror alert has been raised since the attack, most commuters are determined to continue as before.
Police will today begin interviewing the driver and other survivors of the blast on the No. 30 bus. Meanwhile, forensic units are continuing to search for clues as to who was behind the bombings.
Detectives have appealed to the public for any photographs, videos or mobile phone images, taken in the aftermath. Mobile operators and internet companies have been asked to store voicemails, emails and SMS text messages sent last Thursday.
Recovery teams have now removed all visible bodies from the four blast sites.
However, workers are still sifting through the debris of the underground train blown up between King’s Cross and Russell Square. The prime minister, Tony Blair, will make an emergency statement to parliament this afternoon. He is expected to reject opposition Conservative demands for an inquiry into what happened while the hunt for the bombers is on.