Inquest hears of July 7 delays by rescuers
Nov 25 2010 Huddersfield Daily Examiner
A POLICEMAN in charge of the 7/7 blast site at Edgware Road outlined a series of problems that delayed the retrieval of bodies.
Six innocent travellers were murdered on the Circle line’s westbound train when Dewsbury terrorist Mohammed Sidique Khan detonated a rucksack full of homemade explosives.
But it was not until 24 hours after the suicide bomb attack that some of the victims’ bodies were able to be moved.
The forensic scene examiner in charge of searching the Tube’s wreckage recalled the difficulties he and his team faced.
Det Con Malcolm Wilson, of New Scotland Yard’s anti-terrorist branch, entered the tunnel nearly three hours after the explosion at 11.45am when police completed a search for a secondary device.
Safety of the emergency crews working in the tunnel was key.
Mr Wilson was forced to get a structural engineer’s views after London Underground said they were worried about two iron beams traversing the old tunnel’s roof.