London Bridge attack victim James McMullan’s family denounce ‘deranged and deluded’ killers

The family of a man who was murdered in the London Bridge attack have said his killers were “deranged and deluded individuals”.

James McMullan, 32, has been named by police as one of the eight people who died in the horrifying rampage on Saturday night.

He had left the Barrowboy & Banker pub to have a cigarette when three terrorists began mowing down pedestrians before driving to Borough Market and stabbing passersby.

In statement, his family said: “While our pain will never diminish it is important for all of us to carry on with our lives in direct opposition to those who would try to destroy us and remember that hatred is the refuge of small minded individuals and will only breed more.

“This is not a course we will follow, despite our loss.”


‘Inspirational’: James McMullan has been named as the second victim of the attack (Facebook)

His sister Melissa McMullan described him as “an inspiration”.

In a heartbeaking interview with Sky News, she said the hard-working Mr McMullan was out celebrating the launch of his online business.

She said: “Nowhere else will you find such humour and unique personality, with someone who puts friends and family above all else. He was an inspiration.”

She added: “It was also that he could give me and my son and my parents a better life.

Aftermath of London Bridge and Borough Market terrorist attack

“He wasn’t doing it for himself it was just for us. He would work 16/18 hour days seven days a week. He was always exhausted, but he just kept saying I have to do this for my family.

“He was a really good person and he didn’t deserve to die – not alone.”

Ms McMullan told how her brother’s friends had “frantically” searched hospitals in the days following the attack in a desperate search.

Mr McMullan’s devastated father Simon vowed he would carry on the work of his “exceptional” son, who had recently started a web-based business which was set to “revolutionise education”.

The 61-year-old said: “At this point in time the subject is too raw. I’m just going to try to keep the business that he was doing alive.”

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