Search

London Bridge terror attack: Inquests to open into victims’ deaths

PUBLISHED: 08:07 13 June 2017 | UPDATED: 08:14 13 June 2017

Floral tributes are laid near Borough Market in London  following Saturday's terrorist attack (Picture: Isabel Infantes/PA Wire)

Floral tributes are laid near Borough Market in London following Saturday's terrorist attack (Picture: Isabel Infantes/PA Wire)

Inquests into the deaths of eight people killed in the London Bridge terror attacks are set to open at Southwark Coroner’s Court today and tomorrow.

The victims, clockwise from top left: Christine Archibald, 30, Kirsty Boden; 28, Sara Zelenak, 21, Sebastien Belanger, 36, Alexandre Pigeard, 26, James McMullan, 32, Ignacio Echeverría Miralles de Imperial, 39, and Xavier Thomas, 45. Picture: MET POLICE The victims, clockwise from top left: Christine Archibald, 30, Kirsty Boden; 28, Sara Zelenak, 21, Sebastien Belanger, 36, Alexandre Pigeard, 26, James McMullan, 32, Ignacio Echeverría Miralles de Imperial, 39, and Xavier Thomas, 45. Picture: MET POLICE

The victims were killed on Saturday, June 3 when three attackers ploughed into pedestrians on London Bridge with a white van before stabbing people in Borough Market.

The terrorists – Khuram Butt, 27, and Rachid Redouane, 30, from Barking, and Youssef Zaghba, 22, believed to be from Ilford – were shot dead by police just eight minutes after the first emergency call was made.

Among their victims were Xavier Thomas, 35, from France, whose body was recovered near Limehouse after being knocked into the Thames, and Spanish-born Canary Wharf banker Ignacio Echeverria Miralles de Imperial, 39, who lived in Poplar.

James McMullan, 32, from Hackney, was also killed, as were Frenchmen Sebastien Belanger, 36, and Alexandre Pigeard, 26.

Canadian Christine Archibald, 30, died in her fiance’s arms, while two Australian victims have been named as nurse Kirsty Boden, 28, and Sara Zelenak, 21.

Latest Romford News Stories

Yesterday, 15:00

This year’s Virgin Money London Marathon follows the usual route from Greenwich Park to the Mall.

Yesterday, 12:00

Fewer side effects, but no actual effects either

Yesterday, 11:38

A man has been charged with murder following the death of a 47-year-old woman yesterday.

Yesterday, 10:00

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.

Yesterday, 08:00

This month is bowel cancer awareness month. And that gives us the opportunity to think about something most of us don’t give much thought to – and certainly don’t talk about.

Fri, 17:30

A Hornchurch headteacher, alongside a number of students and other staff members, briefly turned into a firefighter yesterday afternoon (April 19) when she helped put out a fire in the back garden of a nearby house.

Fri, 17:00

Five eateries and one shop in Havering have been slapped with the worst possible hygiene ratings, the Recorder can reveal.

PROMOTED CONTENT

There are many reasons people decide to join a gym. Some want to pack on muscle for strength, train for endurance, or lose weight. But did you know it also does wonders for your mental health? Two members at Romford’s Better Gym in the Market Place talk about their personal fitness journey and the importance of replacing bad habits with good ones.

Sean Watson, director at the family-run St Michaels Homes which runs Howard Lodge and Dudbrook Hall, answers the common questions people have about care homes.

NC Construction Services Ltd, based in Hornchurch, Essex, is branching out into residential home improvements and refurbishments after many years working in the commercial sector, in direct response to potential clients looking to add space and value to their property.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

News from your area

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now