South East Wales

Disabled access push by 7/7 survivor Daniel Biddle

Daniel Biddle Image copyright David Davies
Image caption Daniel Biddle moved to Abergavenny after meeting his fiancee online

A man who lost both his legs in the 7 July bombings in London in 2005 wants to use his experience as a disabled person to improve access to buildings.

Daniel Biddle also lost an eye, hearing in one ear, lost his job and broke up with his partner.

He retrained as an access consultant and has set up a business service to advise companies on making changes.

Mr Biddle moved to Abergavenny from Essex and also runs an accessibility project in the town with his fiancee.

"When I acquired a disability my life changed forever but just because you're disabled it doesn't mean you can't do things," he said.

"The perception of disability is the biggest stumbling block yet my inspiration and goals are no different to anyone else."

He spent a year in hospital after the bombings, which killed 52 people in four attacks.

He added: "I witnessed six people on the same Circle Line train die in the most horrific circumstances. To know that I survived and they didn't fills me with guilt.

"I'm very lucky to be alive and it would be a huge injustice to the victims' families if I didn't do something with this opportunity I have been given."

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