Wreaths laid on 14th anniversary of 7/7 London bombings
The mayor of London paid tribute to the resilience and unity of the capital during the 2005 attacks.
London mayor Sadiq Khan laid a wreath at the 7/7 memorial in Hyde Park on Sunday morning to mark the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the capital.
Mr Khan was joined by the chief constable of British Transport Police Paul Crowther, Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick and City of London Police commissioner Ian Dyson to honour the 52 people killed in the bombings on July 7, 2005.
The mayor said: “Today we honour the 52 people who tragically lost their lives 14 years ago in the terrible attacks on our city.
“We will never forget those innocent victims, and as we grieve for them we also pay tribute to the heroic efforts of the emergency services and first responders who selflessly ran towards danger to help others.
“Londoners showed resilience and unity in the face of huge adversity in 2005, and sadly our city has faced difficult times since then.
Fourteen years have passed, but we'll never forget the 52 lives stolen during the 7/7 bombings.— British Transport Police (@BTP) July 7, 2019
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“But, standing together, we uphold the values that make this the best city in the world, united in defiance against terrorism.”
Home secretary Sajid Javid also paid his respects.
He tweeted: “We will never forget the 52 lives that were lost & the hundreds injured in the 7/7 attacks. Fourteen years on, our strength & resolve in the fight against terror remains undimmed. #WeStandTogether”