Bin Laden death 'justice but not closure'

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The Independent US

The father of a man who died in the September 11 attacks today welcomed the news of the death of Osama bin Laden - but said it could not bring closure.

Nigel Thompson, who worked as a stockbroker with Cantor Fitzgerald, died at the age of 33 when the first plane hit the North Tower of the World Trade Centre.

His father Norman, from Sheffield, said: "I'm pleased, definitely. It doesn't bring our son back - we've lost him. People talk of closure. There's no such thing as closure because we have it every day. It's one of those difficult things.

"It would bring justice, definitely, but certainly no closure. It's an every day trial for us."

Asked about the likely impact of the death of bin Laden, he said: "I hope it lets things lie a bit but we don't know really, do we? It might get worse, there might be someone else ready to get into his position but we just have to wait and see."