It’s believed at least four Australians and one Kiwi have been caught up in the horrific attack on Saturday night, when three men drove a van at pedestrians on London Bridge and then proceeded to stab members of the public of all nationalities around the Borough Market area.
Canadian Chrissy Archibald is the first person to be named killed in Saturday’s attack, it is also believed a French national has also died with another still missing.
Australian, Sara Zelenak from Brisbane, Australia has not been heard from since being separated from friends on London Bridge during the attack – friends and family are appealing for any information regarding Sara’s whereabouts. Two of the four Australians believed to be involved have been named: Candice Hedge, also from Brisbane and Andrew Morrison from Darwin, both injured. Another Australian, yet to be named is in serious condition and a fourth is as yet, unaccounted for but is not necessarily Sara.
Kiwi Oliver Dowling received serious injures to his face, neck and stomach and is believed to be in an induced coma following surgery – his sister has posted on facebook: “Doctors are very happy with how he’s come out the other side.”
All three attackers were shot and killed by armed police within 8 minutes of the attack first being reported. Investigations are ongoing with 11 people still held by police after raids in Barking and Newham on Sunday.
There will be a vigil on London Bridge tonight (Monday) and a minute’s silence tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11am to remember and honour those who lost their lives.
Despite the atrocity in London on Saturday, last night, less than two weeks after the terror attack in Manchester, 50,000 people and some of the biggest stars in music came together at the One Love Manchester concert organised by Ariana Grande.
The 23 year old US singer was obviously extremely emotional during the gig as she was joined by Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Niall Horan, Cold Play, Take That, Robbie Williams, Back Eyed Peas, Little Mix and Manchester local Liam Gallagher who sang Oasis classic ‘Live Forever’ dedicated to the 22 people who lost their lives at the Manchester Arena on 22nd May. The concert has so far raised more than £2 million for the UK Solidarity Fund managed by the British Red Cross.
Donations can be made here: redcross.org.uk/appeal/manchester-emergency-fund-concert