London terror attacks: Victims' stories emerge

Details on the victims of the latest terror attacks in London began to emerge Sunday. The vehicle assault and stabbing attacks at London Bridge and nearby Borough Market killed at least seven people and wounded nearly 50 others.


Four police officers were hurt, the BBC reported. Among them: an off-duty Metropolitan Police officer and rugby player who bravely confronted the killers, tackling one of them before the attacker stabbed him, according to the news agency.

Two other Metropolitan Police officers and one British Transport Police officer also were reported hurt. Officials did not immediately release their names.


One French man was killed and seven other French citizens were hurt, according to the country's foreign minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault. He did not identify the deceased or the other victims.


A Canadian woman killed has been identified by her family as Christine Archibald. She worked in a homeless shelter until she moved to Europe to be with her fiance, according to relatives in Castlegar, British Columbia.

The 30-year-old from Calgary, Alberta, had recently moved to the Netherlands to be with her fiance Tyler Ferguson, his sister Cassie Ferguson Rowe told the Associated Press. The couple was engaged three months ago.

Ferguson had been walking a few steps ahead of his fiancee on the bridge, and then held her as she died, said Ferguson Rowe.

Her family asked those who wanted to honor her to volunteer their time or donate to a homeless shelter and to tell them "Chrissy sent you."


Three Australians were hurt.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says Candice Hedge was recovering in St. Thomas' Hospital and Andrew Morrison had received stitches for a wound and was on his way home to Australia. Both had been stabbed in the neck. The government was still looking into the third Australian's condition, Bishop added.

Hedge, a 34-year-old waitress, has been living in Britain for about a year and was working in the Borough Market area where witnesses said she was stabbed as she tried to hide under a table.

She posted on social media: "Hey everyone, just so you know im doing ok. Bit of pain but I will survive."

Morrison, an electrician from Darwin, posted on social media that he had been stabbed leaving Belushi's London Bridge bar after watching the Champions League soccer final.

Morrison said in a video: "All of a sudden this guy comes up with a knife. I just, like, push him off. I walk into a pub and I'm like: `Someone help me, I've just been stabbed.' "


Oliver Dowling, from New Zealand, was stabbed in the face, neck and stomach on Saturday night, leaving him in a coma, Sky News reported. His girlfriend, Marie Bondeville, also was wounded, according to the news agency.


Geoff Ho, business editor for the Sunday Express newspaper, said he was stabbed in the neck after he tried helping a bouncer targeted by the attackers. "Don't know whether it was stupid or noble to jump in and break up the fight," he posted on Facebook. "But two a-------- trying to do over the lone bouncer on the door isn't happening on my watch."

"Geoff Ho is an absolutely first-class reporter and a fine and decent man and our thoughts are with him and his family at this time," Sunday Express Editor Martin Townsend said.


Elizabeth O'Neill told the BBC her 23-year-old son, Daniel, suffered a 7-inch cut outside a bar near Borough Market. "I'm still in shock. I can't quite believe it's happened," his mother reacted.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.