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Davinia nee TurrellIt is one of the most haunting images of the 7/7 terrorist attacks on London – Davinia Turrell clutching a burns dressing to her face as she fled Edgware Road Tube station.

The image of her being helped to safety as she clutched gauze to her severely burnt face became the defining image of the 7/7 London bombings. She was in the same carriage as the suicide bomber who struck a Circle Line train, surviving a blast that killed seven people including the bomber and injured 163.

In her first ever broadcast interview she talks to Jenni Murray about the events of that day in 2005, and the emotional and physical healing she has gone through since then.

She got married on Valentine's Day last year to business consultant Erik Douglass, 37, and said she has returned to using the tube every day. She is now campaigning for a dedicated psychologist at the hospital where she was treated.
'It still baffles me to this day how people can be so brutally cruel to each other,' said Mrs Douglass. 'To say that I wasn't worried about another terrorist attack would be a lie, but I truly believe that the security forces and the police are doing everything they can to keep us all safe.'

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