Unlawful killing verdict on 7/7 attack

The coroner has recorded a verdict of unlawful killing on the deaths of the 52 victims of the 7/7 bombers, including 13 on a bus bound for Hackney Wick.

Lady Justice Hallett rejected calls for a public enquiry and said the 19 week inquest would be the end of the investigations into the terror attacks in 2005.

Eighteen-year-old Hasib Hussain blew himself up on the on the number 30 bus from Marble Arch to Hackney Wick bus at Tavistock Square at 9.47am, killing 13 passengers and injuring many more.

Minutes earlier driver George Psradakis told commuters that because of the disruption they might be quicker finishing their journey on foot. An estiamted 50 people heeded his advice.

Victims included people who had abandoned their tube journeys after the first bombs were detonated underground at Aldgate, Edgeware Road and Russell Square.

Evidence at the inquest was heard from 309 witnesses at the inquest at the Royal Courts of Justice and organisations dealing with emergencies had tightened up some of their procedures.