Relative of 7/7 victim hopes for answers as inquest opens

THE mother of a July 7 victim joined relatives asking for answers as the inquest into the terror atrocities opened today.

Denise Baisden, of Melford Avenue, Barking, said she hoped the five-month inquiry at the Royal Courts of Justice could shed light on the death of her 34-year-old accountant son, Lee, killed in the Aldgate bombing.

The inquest held without a jury will also examine the Tavistock Square bus attack, which killed mum-of-two Gladys Wundowa, 50, of Salcombe Drive, Chadwell Heath, and 20-year-old Shahara Islam, a former Barking Abbey student.

Ms Baisden said: “We all know what happened but I want to find out in-depth what happened.”

The terrorist attacks killed 52 people and injured more than 700 at Aldgate, Edgware Road, Russell Square and Tavistock Square in 2005.

The inquest began this morning with a minute’s silence in memory of the victims.