Docklands bomb victim joins IRA survivors in Northern Ireland
South Quay bomb victims and campaigners were in Northern Ireland this morning for an event uniting those who have suffered at the hands of the IRA.
Security guard Jonathan Ganesh, who was injured in the 1996 attack on Canary Wharf, was at Stormont to discuss future action with Families Acting For Innocent Relatives frontman Willie Frazer.
He was also there to be presented with an award on behalf of the Docklands Victims' Association in recognition of its work.
Speaking to The Wharf from Northern Ireland Mr Ganesh said: "It has been very emotional. We met with MPs to talk about the Libyan campaign.
"We met victims and families who have been affected by the IRA. I've met people who have lost arms and legs in explosions involving Libyan semtex. A woman told me her son had been killed by a bomb. I used to be a boxer and I had tears in my eyes."
The event brought victims of Libyan sponsored terrorism from the UK and republic of Ireland together.
Mr Ganesh and the Docklands Victims' Association have been fighting for compensation from Libya, which provided explosives for IRA attacks.
"Two Wharfers were blown to pieces, 40 people were injured, one man suffered brain damage," he said. "I'm just a security guard, I'm no-one really but they were treating me like I was someone special. People kept saying 'thank you for not forgetting about us'. I think it is because we didn't abandon them. I can't believe how far our campaign has got."