A REPORT into the London bombings which killed a mum from Oswaldtwistle has found more could have been done to prevent the attacks.
Marie Hartley, 32, of White Ash Lane, was killed in the Tavistock Square bus bomb on July 7, minutes after sending a text message to her family to tell them she was alright.
Two reports on the suicide attacks were published last week, one by the Parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC), the other a report of the day's events compiled by the Home Office.
They revealed that Hasib Hussain, who detonated the bomb that killed Mrs Hartley, was not known to security services before the inciden, though MI5 had encountered two of the other bombers on the fringes of other investigations.
The ISC report stated that the chances of stopping the attacks could have been higher if MI5 and MI6 had been given more resources, and that improvements made since 7 July show more could have been done sooner.
It also found that the authorities' alertness could have been affected by a belief that suicide attacks would not become the norm and an underestimation of the "home-grown" threat.
But the ISC report found overall that the authorities had more pressing priorities and described their decision not to investigate two of the would-be bombers further as understandable.
Mrs Hartley, who was a graphic designer at Hambledon Studios in Altham, was married to David and left two children, Liam, seven, and Adan, one.