THE RIGHT REVEREND Tom Butler, Bishop of Southwark, in whose diocese Brixton falls, said: "I am surprised and shocked at the news of a bomb explosion in a crowded shopping area where innocent lives are put at risk."
KATE HOEY, MP for Vauxhall, who is also a Home Office minister, said: "My sympathies go out to all those people hurt and injured. It is dreadful that people going about their normal Saturday afternoon shopping can be subjected to such a dreadful incident. The important thing now is to find who was responsible."
THE SHADOW Home Secretary, Sir Norman Fowler, said: "Our thoughts are with the people injured in this disgraceful attack. The police deserve praise for evacuating the area so quickly amid fears of a second device and I hope they are able swiftly to bring the perpetrators of this indefensible attack to justice."
THE LIBERAL Democrat home affairs spokesman, Alan Beith, said: "It is an act of supreme wickedness to plant a bomb in a busy shopping street on a Saturday afternoon. Our sympathies are with the injured and their families. It is grim news that fear of bombs should again be a feature of our busy shopping centres."
ANDREW SCOTT-BOLTON, 35, who lives just 25 yards from the site of the explosion on Electric Avenue, said: "The street must have been absolutely packed at the time. On a Saturday you can't find anywhere that's more heaving with people than Electric Avenue, with all the market stalls and the shops. I can't imagine what motive anyone could have to want to bomb Brixton."Reuse content