Cardinal Nichols condemns Tube incident as ‘another cowardly attack’
Cardinal Vincent Nichols described the attempted bombing of a rush hour Tube train in London as “yet another cowardly attack” and said he was praying for the 22 people being treated for burns and other injuries.
The device detonated on 15th September on a London Underground train but failed to explode as intended.
It nevertheless shot a “wall of fire” through carriages, injuring passengers, including a 10-year-old boy. No-one was killed.
Cardinal Nichols later issued a statement to express his horror at the fifth terrorist attack in the UK this year.
“I am dismayed at yet another cowardly attack on innocent people, including young children, as they were commuting to work and school this morning,” he said.
Picture: An injured woman is led away following a blast caused by an improvised explosive device on a London Underground train on 15th September. The blast injured more than a dozen people and is being treated as terrorism by police investigators. (CNS photo/Luke MacGregor, Reuters).Tags: attack, Cardinal Nichols, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, London Underground, Tube, Vincent Nichols