07/07: War on Britain: Blast Mum Recalls Loss of Her Son
Byline: By GILES BROWN
A MUM caught in the London bombings spoke yesterday about how the blasts brought back painful memories of the IRA explosion that killed her son.
Helen Lewis, whose son Alexander was one of eight soldiers killed as their bus was blown up in Ballygawley, Co Tyrone, in 1988, was on her way to catch a train when the Edgware Road device went off.
She said: "I knew it was a bomb straight away because I've been caught up with it before. My thoughts were of Alexander because he had been taken by a bomb."
Mrs Lewis, from Stoke, near Plymouth, was travelling from Marble Arch to Paddington railway station by bus to board a train to Plymouth, when she heard the third explosion to hit Central London.
She added: "Just as we were going past St Mary's Hospital in Praed Street, I heard a massive explosion.
"Within minutes I heard the shrieks …
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Publication information: Article title: 07/07: War on Britain: Blast Mum Recalls Loss of Her Son. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Mirror (London, England). Publication date: July 9, 2005. Page number: 8. © 2009 MGN LTD. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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