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Romford 7/7 victim's mother pays tribute to her son

PUBLISHED: 12:00 19 October 2010

The Royal Courts of Justice

The Royal Courts of Justice

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The mother of a Romford man killed in the tragedy of the London bombings has paid tribute to her son at the 7/7 inquest.

Denise Baisden said her son Lee was “one of a kind” and had hoped to marry his partner before he was tragically killed in the Aldgate blast on the morning of July 7 2005.

In a statement read to the inquest on Monday, October 18, on behalf of his family and former boyfriend Paul Groman, his mother said he would be “greatly missed”.

Mr Baisden, 34, an accountant for the London Fire Brigade, from Romford, was one of the seven who died on the Circle Line train.

“Lee was one of a kind. He was loyal, sensitive, trustworthy and caring.

“We will remember him as a fun-loving man who could be stubborn at times,’’ his mother said.

“Lee was somebody who never liked to be centre of attention.’’

She said music had always been “a large part of his life” as he grew up, while at school he had wanted to be a vet, owning a rabbit, hamster and a dog.

But he quickly grew up and became the man of the house after his father Patrick died in 1992.

His mother, who has multiple sclerosis, said he spent much time assisting her too.

He had recently moved in with Mr Groman when he died.

“He planned to get married to his partner Paul Groman and he enjoyed life to the full,’’ Mrs Baisden said.

“He will be greatly missed by all and his loss has left a massive hole in all our lives.”

The inquest into the deaths of the 52 victims of the attacks continues at the Royal Courts of Justice, in London.

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