London bombings death toll reaches 55

The death toll from last week’s London suicide bombings stands at 55 today after another victim lost his fight for survival and his girlfriend was formally identified.

The death toll from last week’s London suicide bombings stands at 55 today after another victim lost his fight for survival and his girlfriend was formally identified.

Architect Lee Harris, 30, died after receiving treatment at the Royal London Hospital in the East End.

His death was confirmed yesterday and it is understood he had been caught up in the Tube train bombing near King’s Cross along with his partner, 36-year-old Samantha Badham.

She was formally identified yesterday and details of their lives together were revealed.

The pair had been childhood sweethearts and they would have celebrated their 14th anniversary two days after the blast.

They met at Hereford Lad’s Club when Lee, aged 17, was preparing for his Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award and Samantha, then 23, was on the club’s committee.

Lee and Sam are reported to have usually cycled or drove to work, but took the Tube on July 7 because they were planning to go for a romantic dinner in the evening.

Lee’s parents, Lynne and Brian Harris, from Herefordshire, had been keeping a vigil at his bedside in the hope that he would regain consciousness.

In a joint statement issued by West Mercia Police today, their family said: “They were a devoted couple and everyone who came into contact with them took to them immediately.

“We will miss them both and will always make them proud of us in what we do as we were proud of them.”

A spokesman for Scotland Yard confirmed that the total number of dead had now reached 55.

Police have now identified 47 of the victims although they have only named 33 so far.

The other people confirmed dead after the July 7 terror attacks include:

:: Laura Webb, 29, from Islington, north London, who died following the bombing at Edgware Road,

:: Father-of-two Giles Hart, a BT engineer from Hornchurch, Essex, who was killed in the bus blast at Tavistock Square.

:: Sam Ly, 28, from Melbourne, died at the National Hospital for Neurology in London – the only fatality among 10 Australians who were injured in the bombings.

He is thought to have been on the number 30 bus when it exploded.

:: Father-of-two Michael Stanley Brewster, 52, from Derby is thought to have died in the Edgware Road blast.

:: Arthur Edlin Frederick, 60, of Seven Sisters, north London, is believed to have died on the Piccadilly line at Russell Square.

:: Anat Rosenberg, 39, a charity worker from Israel, was also confirmed dead, believed to have been killed on the bus.

She was talking to her boyfriend, John Falding, 62, over the phone when he heard the blast followed by screams before the line went dead.

:: Jonathan Downey, 34, from Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, who was an HR systems development officer with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, has also been identified as a victim.

It is thought he died in the Edgware Road bomb.

:: David Foulkes, 22, from Oldham, Greater Manchester, is thought to have perished in the Edgware Road explosion, having travelled to London to meet a work colleague.

:: Susan Levy, 53, of Newgate Street village, Cuffley, Hertfordshire. The mother of two died in the King’s Cross train bombing.

Mrs Levy will be cremated at a private service today.

:: Jamie Gordon, 30, from Enfield, north London. He worked for City Asset Management in Old Street and died in the Tavistock Square bus bombing.

:: Philip Russell, 28, from Kennington, south London. A financier working for JP Morgan, he also died in the bus blast.

:: Shyanuja Parathasangary, 30, a post office worker, was also among victims of the bus attack.

:: Miriam Hyman, 31, of Barnet, north London, a picture researcher, died in the bus bomb.

:: William Wise, 54. He is thought to have died in the bus blast.

:: Shahara Islam, 20, from Plaistow, east London. She was a bank cashier and devout Muslim, who also died on the bus.

Her funeral took place on Friday afternoon, when Ms Islam was buried at a private service.

:: Ciaran Cassidy, 22, of Upper Holloway, north London, died in the King’s Cross bombing.

:: Mihaela Otto, 46, of Mill Hill, north London. A dental technician known as Michelle, she died in the King’s Cross train blast.

:: Jennifer Nicholson, 24, of Reading, Berkshire, who worked for a music company in London, died in the bombing on the Edgware Road train.

:: Gladys Wundowa, 50, of Ilford, Essex, who worked as a cleaner at University College London, was a victim of the bus bomb.

:: Anthony Fatayi-Williams, 26, an oil executive from Hendon, north-west London, also died on the No 30 bus.

:: Neetu Jain, 37, was killed in the blast at Tavistock Square.

:: Adrian Johnson, 37, a married father-of-two from Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts, was on his way back to work in London. He died in the King’s Cross bombing.

:: Phil Beer, 22, from Borehamwood, Herts, was killed in the Tube blast near King’s Cross.

:: Richard Ellery, 21, from Ipswich, died near the Aldgate bombing site.

:: Ganze Gunoral, 24, died at Russell Square on the way to her language college in Hammersmith, west London.

:: Former tour guide Mike Matsushita, 37, has been confirmed dead after his ID was found in the Tube.

:: Behnaz Mozakka, 47, a biomedical officer at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

:: Lee Baisden, 34, an accountant for the London Fire Brigade.

:: Healthcare Commission analyst James Mayes, 28, was killed in the attack near King’s Cross.

:: Marie Hartley, 34, from Oswaldtwistle, Lancs, was caught up in the bomb blasts while she was in London on a course.

:: An inquest for Anne Moffat was opened St Pancras coroners’ court in central London, but no further personal details were given.

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CourtsLondon bomb blastsPlace: LondonPlace: East EndPlace: King’s CrossPlace: Hereford Lad’s ClubPlace: HerefordshirePlace: Islington, north LondonPlace: Edgware RoadPlace: Hornchurch, EssexPlace: Tavistock SquarePlace: MelbournePlace: DerbyPlace: north LondonPlace: Piccadilly linePlace: Russell SquarePlace: IsraelPlace: Milton KeynesPlace: BuckinghamshirePlace: Oldham, Greater ManchesterPlace: Newgate StreetPlace: Cuffley, HertfordshirePlace: CrossPlace: Enfield, north LondonPlace: Old StreetPlace: KenningtonPlace: BarnetPlace: PlaistowPlace: east LondonPlace: Upper Holloway, north LondonPlace: Mill Hill, north LondonPlace: Reading, BerkshirePlace: IlforPerson: Lee HarrisPerson: SAMANTHA BADHAMPerson: LeePerson: SamanthaPerson: SamPerson: LynnePerson: Brian HarrisPerson: LAURA WEBBPerson: Giles HartPerson: SAM LYPerson: MICHAEL STANLEY BREWSTERPerson: ARTHUR EDLIN FREDERICKPerson: ANAT ROSENBERGPerson: John FaldingPerson: Jonathan DowneyPerson: DAVID FOULKESPerson: Susan LevyPerson: LevyPerson: Jamie GordonPerson: Philip RussellPerson: Shyanuja ParathasangaryPerson: Miriam HymanPerson: William WisePerson: Shahara IslamPerson: IslamPerson: Ciaran CassidyPerson: Mihaela OttoPerson: MichellePerson: JENNIFER NICHOLSONPerson: GLADYS WUNDOWAEvent: Edgware Road blastEvent: Edgware RoadEvent: Edgware Road explosionEvent: train bombingEvent: King’s Cross train blastOrganisation: Royal London HospitalOrganisation: TubeOrganisation: West Mercia PoliceOrganisation: Scotland YardOrganisation: BTOrganisation: National Hospital for NeurologyOrganisation: Royal Borough of KensingtonOrganisation: City Asset ManagementOrganisation: JP Morgan

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