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Kent man died on bomb blast bus

Philip Russell pictured only weeks before he was murdered by terrorists
Philip Russell pictured only weeks before he was murdered by terrorists

A YOUNG man who was brought up in Kent has been identified as one of those who died in last Thursday's terror attacks on London.

Philip Russell, 28, boarded the number 30 bus after being evacuated from Euston Station, and was among the victims when the bus was blown up in Tavistock Square.

Mr Russell, who lived in the Kennington area of London, was originally from East Peckham, near Maidstone. He would have been 29 on Monday (July 11).

His parents, Grahame and Veronica Russell from Russett Road, East Peckham, had feared the worst after failing to contact their son who has been missing since the morning of the bombings.

Philip was known to have been on his way from his London flat to his job as an asset manager for JP Morgan in the City, when the explosions occurred.

He contacted his office by telephone just after 9.30am on Thursday to say that he had been unable to board the underground at Euston because the station had just been evacuuated and he was going to attempt to catch a bus.

Philip, a single man, was educated at East Peckham Primary School, Mascalls School in Paddock Wood, and Kingston University where he gained a 2-1 in business studies. He had been sharing a flat with friends in London. Only days before the explosions Philip had been in East Peckham for a family celebration to mark the Chistening of his niece - his sister Caroline's daughter, Caitlin.

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