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7/7 survivor from Penarth faces being deported

he Prince Of Wales talks to John Tulloch, one of the victims of the 7/7 bomb blasts in 2005 Photo: Andrew Parsons / PA Archive

Professor John Tulloch, 70, was sitting opposite a suicide bomber on a Circle line train and only avoided death because of his luggage. He was visited in hospital by the Prince of Wales after the attacks and a picture of his bloodied face was published on the front page of a national newspaper.

Professor Tulloch - who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder - has now had his British passport confiscated despite being born in pre-independence India and having a British wife and children.

I think I have the right to retire here and a right to be here... I got over the emotions of 7/7 and they somewhat resurrected somewhat during the inquiry...and now this, this is my future and its like kafkaesque.

– Prof John Tulloch, 7/7 survivor

A UK Border Authority spokesman said: “It is the responsibility of an individual to check that they will not lose a previously acquired nationality or citizenship on acquiring an additional one.”

David Wood has this report.