7/7 bus bombing stunt labelled “insensitive”

A film stunt that saw a London bus blown up was larger than expected, transport bosses have said.

People involved in the 7 July London bombings said the sight of the bus exploding as it crossed Lambeth Bridge on Sunday was “insensitive”.

Permission was given to the filmmakers but the blast was bigger than indicated. Transport for London’s Garrett Emmerson said: “Permission for the road closures for filming on Lambeth Bridge on Sunday was agreed in consultation with a number of partners including the relevant London boroughs”.

“We apologise for the distress that this has caused and have launched a review of filming protocols with our partners.”

The bus scene features in forthcoming Jackie Chan movie, The Foreigner.