Survivor of 7 July sues over 'hacking'


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A survivor of the 7/7 London bombings whose phone was allegedly targeted for phone hacking by the News of the World is suing the now defunct newspaper's publisher.

Professor John Tulloch, a former lecturer at Brunel University whose bloodied face became a symbol of the terrorist attacks that killed 52 commuters on buses and trains in 2005, has been told by police that his contact details were found in the notebooks of the private investigator Glenn Mulcaire. He is now taking Mr Mulcaire to court along with News International, the owner of the tabloid newspaper that employed him.

Prof Tulloch, who was close to the bomb that went off on a train at Edgware Road station and suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, will be the second person to take action over phone hacking related to the attacks. Last year, Sheila Henry – whose son, Christian Small, was killed at Russell Square station – announced she was seeking damages but settled before the case went to trial.