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Last Updated: Monday, 11 July, 2005, 05:14 GMT 06:14 UK
London: "open for business"
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We heard from some of those caught up in the bombings
After Thursday's horrific bombings, London is "open for business", the police are saying this morning.

They're urging everyone to return to normal working in the capital, to demonstate that people won't be intimidated by terrorism.

They've also appealed to people to send in their photographs, mobile phone images or any other form of pictures taken in the immediate aftermath of Thursday's attacks, as they may contain vital clues.

  • This morning on Breakfast:

  • We heard from tube train driver Jeff Porter, whose train was passing as the Edgware Road blast happened.

    Jeff Porter in the BBC Breakfast TV studio
    Jeff told us how he led his passengers to safety
    Jeff's heroism, as he led his passengers to safety, was captured by one of them on a mobile phone.

    "I must be one of the luckiest men alive," Jeff told Breakfast this morning.

    "If it had been one second later, I wouldn't be here now."

    Jeff was pulling in to Edgware Road station when the bomb exploded on the train opposite.

    "I saw a bright yellow light, but I didn't know what was going on," he told us. Like many of those who were near the explosion, he doesn't remember hearing anything.

    "It seemed to happen in slow motion as the other train passed mine. The windscreen shattered and we came to a stop.
    Paul Dadge helps a woman who's wearing a mask to protect her burns
    We talked to former fire fighter Paul

    "I was totally perplexed: I thought - what on earth has happened?

    "Then the training kicked in: my first concern was for my passengers."

    Jeff has been given two weeks off work - and he's already spoken to a trauma counsellor over the phone.

    He told us he'll be booking a face to face session with the counsellor soon.

  • Breakfast's Mike Sergeant went to Brick Lane, in London's East End, at the very heart of Britain's muslim community.

  • Former firefighter Paul Dadge - who was pictured helping one victim out of the wreckage - joined our discussion on the courage of those who'd been caught up in the bombings.

  • We talked to psychologist Michael Reddy about the trauma of being caught up in events like Thursday's bombings.

    Scotland Yard has set up a special e-mail address, images@met.police.uk, to which the public can send their footage.

    You can also ring the anti-terrorist hotline: 0800 789 321

    Deputy Assistant Commissioner Brian Paddick said: "We believe these images could contain vital information to assist us in the investigation."

    Metropolitan Police/PA
    We heard from some of those caught up in the bombings

    Mr Paddick said some of the calls were "proving to be very, very valuable".

    As for the police hunt for the perpetrators, Deputy Chief Constable Andy Trotter said: "Forces from across the country and the world are united in the effort to catch these murderers."

    Police say the final death toll is likely to remain at 49.

    Emergency teams have removed all the bodies from the train which was blown up between King's Cross and Russell Square, but are continuing to search the carriages to make sure there are no more.

    Mr Trotter said all the bodies were now at the mortuary.

    "We hope and pray that they don't find any more under there," he said.

    'Challenging and demanding'

    Forensic teams are continuing their search of the sites of the three underground bombs and Tavistock Square where a bomb tore apart a bus.

    Despite Tube closures around the affected lines and road closures around Tavistock Square, police said most transport would be working normally on Monday and urged people to return to work.

    Responding to claims by former Metropolitan Police chief Sir John Stevens the bombers were "almost certainly" British, Mr Paddick said no lines of inquiry had been ruled out.

    Lord Stevens had said the attackers would not "fit the caricature al-Qaeda fanatic from some backward village in Algeria or Afghanistan".

    EMERGENCY NUMBERS
    Anti-terrorist hotline: 0800 789 321
    Missing relatives: 0870 156 6344

  • A two-minute silence will be held at noon on Thursday to remember the victims

  • You can use this form to send your thoughts to BBC Breakfast's inbox.

    If you have any images of the immediate aftermath of the bombings, the Metropolitan police's special e-mail address is: images@met.police.uk

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