A year ago, today London was shaken by a series of suicide bombs.52 people died and 700 were injured as, beginning at Kings’s Cross, underground trains and buses in the capital were targetted.For the first anniversary of the attack ceremonies are taking place, attended by officials and members of the public, victims and rescue workers.
At Kings Cross London’s Mayor Ken Livingstone is accompanied by cabinet minister Tessa Jowell, and London transport chief Peter Hendry.
The most emblematic of the July attacks was on one of the city’s traditional red buses, at the junction of Tavistock square and Upper Woburn place.
The double-decker vehicle was peeled open by the blast and many passers-by were injured. The bus remained in the street after the explosion as police forensic scientists picked through it, one of the few visible signs of the atrocity, and so one of the dominant media images.
The loss of life here was heavy; 14 dead, and over 100 injured