7/7 London bombings inquest to start

Agony for family of Plaistow victim

THE inquest into Shahara Islam and 51 other victims of the 7/7 London bombings in 2005 is due to begin today.

Lady Justice Hallett, the coroner, will sit without a jury with the hearings expected to last at least five months.

20-year-old bank cashier Ms Islam was on the upper deck of a No 30 bus in Tavistock Square, central London, when it was ripped apart in a suicide attack.

Three Tube trains were also hit.

The inquest will also cover the four men who carried out the attacks.