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Last Updated: Friday, 31 March 2006, 16:28 GMT 17:28 UK
July bomb victim leaves hospital
Martine Wright
Martine Wright's family searched desperately for her on 7 July
One of the last victims still being treated for her injuries from the 7 July London bombings has left hospital - nine months after the attacks.

Martine Wright, 33, had to have both her legs amputated following the blast at Aldgate Tube station.

Leaving the Queen Mary Hospital in Roehampton, she said her recovery had been "long and difficult".

Fifty two people were killed when four suicide bombers attacked London's transport network.

Miss Wright, a marketing executive, was near to suicide bomber Shehzad Tanweer when he detonated the explosives in his rucksack.

Prosthetic limbs

She said it was a "great relief" to be leaving the hospital, adding: "I am now looking forward to getting on with my life."

Since last July, she has spent months painstakingly learning how to walk with prosthetic limbs.

Miss Wright, who used to live in a first floor flat in Stroud Green, north London, will have to move to a bungalow or a ground floor flat to cope with her disability.

She received 110,000 in compensation - 55,000 for each limb - but has been a vocal critic of the payouts and has urged the government to scrap the current compensation limit of 500,000 for terrorism victims.




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