Jan 21, 2011

A “very senior” MI5 officer will give evidence anonymously at the inquest into the 7/7 London bombings following a ruling by the coroner today.

Lady Justice Hallett granted an application by Home Secretary Theresa May to protect the identity of the witness.

But, although she ordered anonymity, the coroner refused to rule that Witness G should be screened from the bereaved families.

The witness is to give evidence on the question of whether the attacks could have been prevented.

Giving her decision at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, Lady Hallett said: “The bereaved families have been waiting over five years to see this witness or a witness from the security service give evidence.

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