The mother of a young woman who died in the 7/7 London bombings said she was glad the inquest was finally over but the findings have not helped with the grief her family still feels.

Sarah Jenkins, mother of 24-year-old Emily Jenkins, of Kew, said the family just hoped the findings and recommendations of the coroner, who delivered a verdict of "unlawful killing", would be implemented.

She said: "It is a very good thing to have it finalised and it was very compassionately and efficiently done.

"It doesn't help with the unending grief for Emily but it goes a way to help answer how she died, so that's a good thing."

Miss Jenkins, 24, who was a secretary and team leader, had dreamed of helping others by one day joining the medical profession as a midwife.

But she died on a Piccadilly line train that was rocked by an explosion.

The tube Miss Jenkins was on was approaching Russell Square station when the bomb went off.

Russell Square was targeted by suicide bombers as part of orchestrated terrorist attacks on London's transport links which also saw Aldgate and Edgware Road tube stations and a double-decker bus heading to Tavistock Square attacked.

In total more than 700 people were injured in the four bomb attacks around the city and 52 tube and bus passengers died.

This morning's ruling followed 19 weeks of evidence, with 309 witnesses addressing the court and a further 197 statements submitted.

Coroner Lady Justice Hallett said she would make recommendations which "may save lives" in the future.

She also added that apart from simply recording the sad fact 52 innocent members of the public were unlawfully killed in a "dreadful act of terrorism", the inquest had allowed the courts to unearth previously unseen material about what happened that day.