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Sister of London Bridge terrorist attacker cries for victims

Christine Archibald, 30, from British Columbia, Canada 

Canadian Christine Archibald, 30, died in her fiance’s arms after being struck by the speeding van. 

The 30-year-old, who worked at a homeless shelter, had moved from her native British Columbia to live in Europe with her fiance, Tyler Ferguson.

He cause of death was today given as multiple injuries. 

James McMullan, 32, from Hackney, east London 

James McMullan, 32, was enjoying a night out with school friends to celebrate the launch of a new £1million business venture when he was caught in the attack.

He was last seen outside the Barrowboy And Banker Pub and found dead found outside the Post Office in Borough High Street.

His bank card was found at the scene and he was later identified by his father. His cause of death was given as haemorrhage due to knife wound to the chest.

Canadian Christine Archibald (left) and James McMullan (right, with his sister Melissa)

Kirsty Boden, 28, from Loxton, Australia 

Nurse Kirsty Boden, 28, from Loxton, in South Australia, had moved to the UK and began working as a health professional and travel around Europe.

She ran towards the danger in a selfless bid to save people.

She was found in the shadow of Southwark Cathedral, on Montague Close, with a stab wound to her chest, and was later identified by DNA and dental records.

Alexandre Pigeard, 26, from Normandy, France 

Alexandre Pigeard was a waiter at the Boro Bistro, by the River Thames and was stabbed in the neck in front of friends.

Manager Vincent Le Berre, from Brittany, told the Telegramme news outlet that: ‘One of the attackers got on to the roof of the bar and jumped on the parasol on the terrace, wounding one of my colleagues.

‘He immediately attacked a client who was killed. I managed to escape, but my friend Alexandre did not have a chance. He was stabbed in the neck with a knife.’ 

Today’s inquest hearing was told he died from a haemorrhage as a result of ‘stab wounds to the neck and chest’.

Kirsty Boden, from Loxton in South Australia, was the fourth confirmed victim

Frenchman Alexandre Pigeard, 27, from Colleville-Montgomery, in Normandy, was killed at the Boro Bistro restaurant where he worked

 Australian nurse Kirsty Boden (left) and Frenchman Alexandre Pigeard (right)

Sebastien Belanger, 36, from Angers, France

Frenchman Sebastien Belanger had been watching the Champions League final in Boro Bistro when the terrorists struck. He was a friend of victim Alexandre Pigeard.

Mr Belanger was stabbed repeatedly in the chest, the inquest heard.

His body was located in Borough Market and he was identified by dental records and fingerprints while his loved ones spent several days unaware of his fate. 

Sara Zelenak, 21, from Brisbane, Australia 

The mother of Australian nanny Sara Zelenak, from Brisbane, had gone out to meet a friend on the night of the attack.

She was found in Borough High Street and a CT scan and post mortem was carried out on her body in the day’s following the attack, the inquest heard.

Her cause of death was confirmed as a single stab wound to the neck. 

Sebastien Belanger

Australian Sara Zelenak (pictured) usually called her mother everyday from London where she worked as a nanny

Frenchman Sebastien Belanger (left) and Australian nanny Sara Zelenak (right)

Ignacio Echeverria, 39, from Las Rozas, Spain 

Ignacio Echeverria, originally from Las Rozas in Spain but who lived in Poplar, east London, worked as a financial crime analyst for HSBC.  

He is understood to have gone to the aid of another victim, attempting to hit one of the terrorists with his skateboard to save her. 

He was reported missing after he was last seen lying on the pavement near London Bridge.

The 39-year-old was knifed in the back on London Bridge and his body was identified by his brother several days later, today’s hearing was told.

Xavier Thomas, 45, from Loire-Atlantique, France 

Xavier Thomas, 45, was walking south on the bridge with his girlfriend Christine Delcros when a van ploughed into pedestrians.

Miss Delcros is seriously injured in hospital and has undergone an operation.

The Metropolitan Police later revealed that they discovered Mr Thomas’s body near Limehouse – four miles from London Bridge.

The inquest heard drowned in the Thames, it is not known whether he jumped or was hit by the van. 

Xavier Thomas was the last of the victims to be named

Ignacio Echeverria (left) , from Spain, and Xavier Thomas (right) from France



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