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Last Updated: Sunday, 10 July, 2005, 14:49 GMT 15:49 UK
Family tell of Tube bombing grief
Helen Jones
Helen Jones regularly travelled on the underground
The family of a Scottish woman missing after the London bombings have said they believe she died in the attack.

Helen Jones, who lived in Holloway, was last heard from on Thursday morning before she got on the Piccadilly line.

Her family has released a statement saying they have sadly concluded that Helen was in one of the carriages involved in the London blasts.

Ms Jones, 28, a consultant for an equity company, grew up in Annan, near Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire.

Her relatives have been searching for her since she went missing on Thursday.

Helen will live on in the hearts of her family and her many, many friends
Family statement

But in their statement, the family said: "We have now been told that she is not amongst any of the injured, even the ones who were not identified for some while.

"We have also learned that she would have been on the Piccadilly line travelling between Kings Cross and Piccadilly Circus at the time of the terrorist blast.

"We have sadly come to the conclusion that she was in one of the carriages that were involved in the blast and that she died with so many others."

The family also acknowledged that given the conditions faced by recovery teams working underground that the process of finding bodies could take some days.

Family search

"The family as you can imagine are grieving and wish to be left in peace to attempt to come to terms with the consequences of this barbaric act," the statement added.

"Helen will live on in the hearts of her family and her many, many friends."

Ms Jones, held a senior position with Senior Equity Partners in central London, worked at Price Waterhouse Coopers in Glasgow for several years and was a volunteer with Glasgow City Mission.

Her mother Liz Staffell and stepfather David Gould had travelled to London to try to find her.


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