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.


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

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