7/7 bombing survivor Gill Hicks reunited with Camden police officer who saved her
PUBLISHED: 17:15 06 July 2015 | UPDATED: 17:15 06 July 2015
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This is the touching moment a 7/7 bombing survivor was today reunited with the Camden police officer who saved her life.
Gill Hicks, who lost both legs below the knee in the terrorist attacks almost 10 years ago, broke down in tears as she hugged Pc Andrew Maxwell outside King’s Cross station.
Pc Maxwell was one of the officers who came to her rescue using a makeshift stretcher to carry her out of a Tube tunnel so she could receive emergency medical treatment.
Ms Hicks had been on board the Piccadilly line train that Jermaine Lindsay, 19, blew up between King’s Cross and Russell Square station.
Their impromptu reunion came as Ms Hicks helped to launch a walk by faith leaders promoting religious unity ahead of the anniversary of the attacks tomorrow.
After embracing in front of the cameras, the two friends then talked privately.
Ms Hicks presented Pc Maxwell with a higher commendation for “extreme courage” in 2006.
Speaking at the time, she said she had formed an “indescribable bond” with her rescuers.
She said: “I have since gone on a journey of discovery of all who were there at the scene so I can meet and thank them. I am pleased to say that the vital ones are now best friends.
“It’s wonderful, it is a bond that is almost indescribable. How do you say thank you to someone who saves your life?
“I hope we can say that we will be friends for life, I hope that is how it stays. It is just remarkable people have risked their lives in saving me.”