7/7 London bombings victim 'disappointed'

Bus in Tavistock Square The explosions on 7 July 2005 left 52 people dead

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A victim of the 7 July London bombings has said she is disappointed that the government was not doing more to mark the fifth anniversary of the attack.

Lawyer Thelma Stober, who lost part of her leg in the Aldgate bombing, said she was one of many victims who wanted to attend a ceremony.

But the government said many of the victims' families no longer look to government to lead the commemorations.

The fifth anniversary of the attacks will be marked on Wednesday.

'Loved ones'

"We are quite surprised and disappointed," said Ms Stober.

"We asked the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) what they were going to do for the fifth anniversary and they said they were not prepared to do anything because there will be plenty of anniversaries."

A DCMS spokeswoman said: "Many of the families have told us that after five years, they no longer look to government to lead the commemorations.

"They prefer to remember their loved ones in their own way. Many are planning to visit the memorial throughout the day. "

Four suicide bombers killed 52 people when they detonated devices on three Tube trains and a bus in London on 7 July 2005.

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