Londoners to ‘stand together’ one year on from London Bridge terror attack



Londoners will “stand together” on Sunday to remember the victims of the London Bridge terror attack.

Eight people died and 48 more were hurt on June 3 last year, when the three terrorists drove a white van into pedestrians on London Bridge.  

Armed with 12-inch knives and strapped with fake suicide vests, they attacked people in nearby Borough Market and local pubs before being shot dead by police.

On Sunday a service of commemoration will be held at Southwark Cathedral for the victims and their families, the survivors, emergency services and members of the community.

Borough Market & London Bridge terror attack tributes – In pictures

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Flowers and post it notes on the wall by London Bridge

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Floral tributes and messages to those killed and injured after the London Bridge terror attack left at London Bridge

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A message of “love not hate” posted among the tributes

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Thousands of people wrote messages to the victims

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Red roses laid out on London Bridge after the terror attack

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More flowers at Monument in remembrance of victims

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Floral tributes and messages to those killed and injured after the London Bridge terror attack left at London Bridge

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A woman sticks a post-it note to the wall of messages

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People from all over the world left messages of strength and support after the attack

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Onlookers take photos of the floral tributes

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It comes as the market gears up to reopen

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The Borough Market community left this message of strength

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A woman takes a photo of the messages left at the scene

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One person Rob wrote: They did not dent our democracy

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The sea of flowers by London Bridge

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Flowers and post it notes on the wall by London Bridge

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Flowers and post it notes on the wall by London Bridge

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Floral tributes and messages to those killed and injured after the London Bridge terror attack left at London Bridge

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A giant blue screen closes an entrance to Borough Market

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Councillor Peter John, leader of Southwark Council, said June 3 will be “forever imprinted” in the memories of residents.

He said: “We must also be thankful for the heroism and commitment of many, many people who worked tirelessly in the hours, weeks and months that followed to support those affected, and help our borough and city to remain united in the face of such cowardice and brutality. 

Policeman blinded in one eye by London Bridge attackers fought off all three

“I hope we can all stand together to send a message to the world that we do not give in to terror, and evil will never win.”

Entrepreneur James McMullan, 32, was the only British person killed when he was stabbed as he stood near the Barrowboy and Banker pub on London Bridge. 

Heroes of London Bridge attack – in pictures

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Dr Malcolm Tunnicliff, clinical director and consultant in emergency medicine at King’s

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Malcolm Tunnicliff featured in TV programme 24 Hours in A&E

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Ex-police officer Darren Jaundrill

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Joe Palermo, a bouncer from Italy

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Joe Palermo helped people to shelter in Bill’s

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Baker Florin Morariu

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Journalist Geoff Ho was stabbed in the neck while trying to help others

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Ignacio Echeverria Miralles De Imperial, 39, from Spain, was murdered when he tried to stop a woman from being stabbed by the attackers. 

Three French citizens were killed: chef Sebastien Belanger, 36, waiter Alexandre Pigeard, 26, and Xavier Thomas, 45, whose body was found in the River Thames four days later.

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Two Australians were also killed: au pair Sara Zelenak and nurse Kirsty Boden, who ran towards the danger to help victims on the bridge.

Canadian Chrissy Archibald died in the arms of her fiancé, Tyler Ferguson, on London Bridge.

The cathedral is just yards from where the three attackers went on their rampage. 

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Family members will light candles at the church and an olive tree – the ‘Tree of Healing’ – will be planted in compost made from the flowers left on the bridge after the attack. 

Shortly after the service there will be a minute’s silence and speeches at the Southwark Needle monument at the corner of London Bridge and Duke Street Hill.

At 4.30pm, a procession will march from Southwark Cathedral to the Needle, the monument on the corner of London Bridge and Duke Street Hill. 

A minute’s silence will be held in government buildings and other locations at 4.30pm.

A Book of Hope will be at Southwark Cathedral this weekend for people to leave messages of condolence. 

The flowers laid at London Bridge will be left in situ for several days allowing local workers and passers-by to also pay their respects in the days following the anniversary.

The Dean of Southwark, The Very Revd Andrew Nunn, added: “Having been at the heart of the events of that dreadful night it is right that the cathedral is the focus for our remembering and prayers for healing and peace.” 

Plans for a permanent memorial are being developed and will be shared later this year.



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