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Prison for 7/7 widow Louise Gray who stole son's compensation cash

By David Mercer

The widow of a 7/7 bombing victim has been jailed after stealing £43,000 from her son's compensation.

Louise Gray (42) spent £250,000 of her own compensation money before she "betrayed" her son Adam and plundered his £50,000 fund, which he had given her to look after, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Adam was just 11 years old when his father, accountant Richard Gray (41), was one of 52 people killed in the 2005 London bombings as he travelled to work.

After pleading guilty to theft last month, Gray showed no emotion in the dock as she was jailed for two years and eight months yesterday.

Judge David Goodin told her: "It's an act of wickedness almost beyond belief.

"He has lost not one parent, but two."

Mr Gray was killed by suicide bomber Shehzad Tanweer on a Circle line Underground train.

As well as four bombers, 52 civilians were killed and over 700 more were injured in the attacks, the UK's worst terrorist incident since the 1988 Lockerbie bombing.

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