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Family of Stockholm terror attack victim Chris Bevington devastated by loss

The British man killed in the Stockholm terrorist attack has been named as Chris Bevington.

In statement, his father John Bevington said: "We are all devastated by the untimely and tragic death of our talented, compassionate and caring son Chris.

"A wonderful husband, son, father, brother and close friend to many. The family requests absolute privacy at this incredibly difficult time to mourn his passing in peace."

Four people died and dozens were injured when a lorry mowed down pedestrians in a busy shopping district of the Swedish capital on Friday.

The suspected attacker was a 39-year-old asylum seeker from Uzbekistan who had his application rejected last year, according to Swedish police.

Of the other three who died, one was Belgian and two were Swedish.

Police have revealed the attacker was known to authorities some years ago but as "a more marginal character".

At a press conference on Sunday they said he was sympathetic to extremist groups and had been sought by authorities for deportation.

Swedish police spokesman Jan Evensson said: "All four deceased are now identified and family to the deceased are notified.

"There are two Swedish citizens among the deceased and there are two foreign citizens among the deceased and the countries' embassies are being contacted as we speak."

Asked which countries the foreign citizens were from, another police representative said: "Belgium and England."

Ten of the 15 victims injured in the attack are still being treated in hospital, four of whom remain in a serious condition. Two of those are in intensive care.

One child was injured but not seriously, a spokeswoman for Stockholm County Council confirmed.

Following the rampage Sweden's prime minister Stefan Lofven said "everything indicates that this is a terrorist attack" and later vowed he would not give in to attempts to destroy democracy.

Theresa May pledged solidarity with the country in the wake of what she described as a "terrible attack" and said "the UK stands firmly by Sweden's side".

Mr Evenssen said more than 500 people have been questioned following the attack and a further five people have been detained.

The latest outrage inflicted on the continent came just two weeks after similar tactics were used to attack London, when Muslim convert Khalid Masood drove into crowds on Westminster Bridge.

The bloodshed also bore hallmarks of attacks seen in Nice and Berlin last year.

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