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This July 13, 2005 file photo shows Professor John Tulloch, a victim of the bombing at London's Edgware Road, recovering in hospital.

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British media report that a man injured in the London terror bombings in 2005 and who was praised by Prince Charles as an example of British resilience now fears that he won't be allowed to live in the country.

The plight of John Tulloch was highlighted by national newspapers on Monday.

Tulloch, former head of Cardiff University's journalism school, was born in India to British parents. Although he has held a British passport, he has been told that he is a “British subject without citizenship.”

Tulloch became a citizen of Australia in 1985 while working there, and says he has been told that this cancelled his right to remain in the UK.

The UK Border Agency says it's an individual's responsibility to check whether acquiring citizenship elsewhere would affect rights in Britain. - Sapa-AP


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