Portraits of the missing

GILES HART: An urgent plea has been made for information about telecom worker GILES HART, 55, from Hornchurch, Essex.

A statement issued through his employer said: “Giles Hart, an office-based engineer of BT, was travelling from Hornchurch to the Angel Islington.

“He never arrived at his place of work.

“His wife, daughter, mother and son are desperate for any news of his whereabouts.”


Family and friends of accountant RACHELLE YUEN, 27, originally from Mauritius, fear she may have been in the explosion on the tube near King’s Cross.

She moved to Britain with her husband Billy,also an accountant, five years ago.


Former tour guide MIKE MATSUSHITA, 37, originally from New York, is still missing.

Girlfriend Rosie Cowan, 27, said she was “trying to be optimistic” about what happened.

“Maybe he took off his jacket with his ID in it on the Tube,” she said.


Missing hairstylist PHIL BEER, 22, from Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, was with a friend who was injured in the Tube blast near King’s Cross.

His sister Stacy, 24, said she and her parents Phil and Kim were feeling “emotionally drained”.

“It’s the wait that’s the worst,” she said. “There is nothing we can do.”


BENEDETTA CIACCIA’s fiancé has not heard from her since receiving a text message at 7am on Thursday morning.

The 30-year-old business analyst, from Norwich, caught the 6.20am train to Liverpool Street, which arrived at 8.40am.

She usually took the underground to the office of Pearson, on the Strand, but it is not known which route she used.


Friends of CHRISTIAN ‘NJOYA’ SMALL, 28, from Walthamstow, east London, have not heard from him since he left for his advertising sales job on Thursday morning.

Andrew Togobo said: “We are just really worried now but are hoping he might just be trapped.”


KAROLINA GLUCK, 29, from Poland, said goodbye to boyfriend Richard Deer, 28, at 8.30am and has not been seen since.

The administrative worker was travelling from Finsbury Park tube to Russell Square for work.

Her twin sister Magda said: “We are really worried. We don’t know what’s happened to her. The worst thing is waiting for a phone call.”


Yvonne Nash, 30, fears her boyfriend JAMIE GORDON was on the bus ripped apart by a blast in Tavistock Square.

Colleagues of Mr Gordon, a 30-year-old City worker from Enfield, have been searching the streets and putting up posters.

Ms Nash said there was “no other explanation” for him being missing except that he was on the number 30 bus that was hit. She said she could not eat or sleep with worry.


Friends of 19-year-old waiter SLIMANE IHAB from Paris, have seen or heard nothing from him since he boarded a Tube from Finsbury Park station, where he lived.

Xavier Rebergue said Mr Ihab, who has been in England for three weeks, had not arrived at the restaurant in Picadilly Circus where he worked.


Many British papers have described SHAHERA AKHTER ISLAM as the embodiment of multi-cultural Britain.

A Muslim, from a family who attended the mosque daily, she also enjoyed shopping, going to the cinema, cooking and socialising with friends from all backgrounds.

Her uncle Nazmul Hasan said: “She loves her Burberry and Gucci handbags. She doesn’t wear a hijab, she wears Western clothes, but is very close to her family.

Ms Islam 20, from Plaistow, east London was on the Circle Line going through Liverpool Street at the time of the blasts.

She did not arrive at work at the Co-operative Bank on Thursday and never returned home where she lived with father Shamsul and mother Shopma.

“Her mother and father have fallen to pieces over this,” her Mr Hasan said. Mr Hasan branded the perpetrators of the attacks inhuman.

Shamsul Islam appealed for information about his daughter at the East London mosque on Friday.

He told worshippers that the bombers were “are not human beings”. He said: “They may call themselves Muslims, but there is no such thing as a Muslim killing people”.


NEETU JAIN, 37, vanished after she was evacuated from Euston station and decided to catch a bus to her job as a computer analyst.

Gous Ali, 32, her boyfriend of two years, feared she may have been in the area of the blast in Tavistock Square. He said her family was “frantic” and he was “going crazy”.


Family and friends of LAURA WEBB, 29, from Islington, have been searching for her at various hospitals. Laura’s boyfriend Chris Driver, 28, said she would have been taking a Tube from King’s Cross.

“I just hope she may have knocked her head or something like that, and that she is somewhere being looked after.”


ELIZABETH DAPLYN, 26, a manager in the neuroradiology department of University College hospital, has not been seen since she left for work.

Her boyfriend, Rob Brennan, said: “We parted around 8.10. I haven’t heard from her since.

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