7/7 London bombings inquests: Sutton dad was unlawfully killed

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A CORONER ruled today (Friday) that the 52 people who died in the 7/7 London bombings - including Sutton father-of-two Adrian Johnson - were unlawfully killed.

Mr Johnson (37) was one of 26 passengers who died on the Piccadilly Line when teenager Jermaine Lindsay blew himself up as the underground train approached Russell Square in 2005.

Lady Justice Hallett said she was making recommendations which ‘may save lives’ and thanked the bereaved families for their ‘understanding, support and quiet dignity’.

She told the court in London this morning there was no evidence that any organisation or individual failings had caused or contributed to the deaths.

Mr Johnson was travelling to work in London as a technical and quality manager for fashion house Burberry on the morning of the suicide attacks.

More than 700 people were injured in the four attacks on Tube trains at Aldgate, Edgware Road and Russell Square and a double decker bus in Tavistock Square.

See Wednesday’s Chad for reaction to the ruling from Mr Johnson’s family.