Memorial to be put up for victims of London Bridge terror attack


This Friday, June 3, marks the fifth anniversary of the London Bridge terror attacks in 2017.

Eight people were killed and 48 people were injured when Islamist terrorists drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and then into Borough Market. The attackers stabbed people in the pubs and restaurants around the area.

Civilians, including Millwall fan Roy Larner and Spanish banker Ignacio Echeverría, helped police fight off the terrorists. Mr Echeverría was killed and Mr Larner was seriously injured by the attackers. The terrorists were all shot dead by police.

Southwark Cathedral is holding a remembrance service on Friday. at 2.30pm. A memorial will be unveiled on Cathedral Square at the end of the service. The service is open to the public, but those attending must bring ID. Father Christopher of the Church of the Most Precious Blood on nearby O’Meara Street will also hold a service at Crossbones Graveyard.

Cllr Kieron Williams, leader of Southwark Council, said: “We know that for many Londoners and Southwark residents the Jubilee weekend will be a time to celebrate, but for everyone affected by the events of 3 June 2017, Friday will be a day of sadness and reflection. So much has happened in the last five years but the tragic events of that night remain clear in the minds of everyone who lost someone, was harmed, or helped in the immediate response, and the longer recovery.

“We are grateful to the families and victims who have helped us design a fitting memorial to them and their loved ones, and we hope its location in a quiet square by the river, in view of London Bridge, will become a comforting place for anyone who wants to remember and reflect.”

The Very Revd Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark Cathedral said: “Each anniversary brings back the memories of that terrible evening five years ago. Southwark Cathedral, with other community leaders and groups, continues to support all those caught up in the events and to continue that process of building trust and hope throughout our communities. We emerged scarred yet stronger.”


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