7/7 survivor in tearful surprise reunion with the police officer who saved her life ahead of 10 year anniversary

There were emotional scenes in London when attack survivor Gill Hicks embraced PC Andrew Maxwell at a remembrance march

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A survivor of the 7/7 bombings has had a surprise reunion with the policeman who saved her life.

Gill Hicks lost both of her legs when suicide bomber Jermaine Lindsay blew himself up on a busy tube line on July 7, 2005. She was sat next to him.

Ms Hicks was attending a march in remembrance of the 52 victims when PC Andrew Maxwell – who was part of a team which rescued her – went up to her. 

They had not seen each other since the day, and Ms Hicks broke down and hugged PC Maxwell in front of emotional onlookers. She was the last person to be taken out of the train after the bomb.

Hicks, 46, had planned to join a peace march from Kings Cross to Tavistock Square but the pain was too much and she had to drop out.

The pair embraced after ten years

A spokesperson for Ms Hicks said: "She started the walk and showed her support, but she will not be walking the whole thing. She is in an awful lot of pain."

Faith leaders were also present at the march ahead of tomorrow’s anniversary. A floral tribute was laid before each leader said a prayer for the victims.

Julie Siddiqi from the Islamic Society of Britain "People who have been affected by terrorism, it's those people who will be in the forefront of our minds as we do the walk.

"It's important that we don't get complacent. There is still work to be done and we are doing what we can but it's about showing solidarity and humanity."

gillandrew2.jpgAdditional reporting Press Association