Belfast Telegraph

Home News UK

Minute’s silence to mark anniversary of London Bridge terror attack

Eight people died during the rampage around London Bridge and Borough Market on June 3 last year.

A minute’s silence will be held on June 3 to mark a year since the London Bridge and Borough Market terrorist atrocity.

Eight people were killed as a van ploughed into people on the bridge before the three attackers carried out a knife rampage in Borough Market, an area full of bars and restaurants where people were enjoying a Saturday night out.

The perpetrators – Khuram Butt, 27, Rachid Redouane, 30, and Youssef Zaghba, 22 – were shot dead by police.

bpanews_91dc65a8-4b08-44ee-9e24-72fe77c83163_embedded231620719
Incident at London Bridge

The victims of the attack were Christine Archibald, 30, Xavier Thomas, 45, Alexandre Pigeard, 26, Sara Zelenak, 21, Kirsty Boden, 28, Sebastien Belanger, 36, James McMullan, 32, and Ignacio Echeverria, 39.

bpanews_91dc65a8-4b08-44ee-9e24-72fe77c83163_embedded234862367
The victims of the London Bridge terrorist attack (top row left to right) Canadian Christine Archibald, James McMullan, Alexandre Pigeard, French chef Sebastien Belanger, (bottom row left to right) Australian nurse Kirsty Boden, Australian Sara Zelenak, Xavier Thomas and Spanish banker Ignacio Echeverria (PA Wire/PA Images)

A Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport spokesman said: “A minute’s silence will be held on Sunday June 3 2018 at 4.30pm in remembrance of those who lost their lives and all others that were affected by the London Bridge and Borough Market attack, one year ago.

“The silence will be marked in UK government buildings and other organisations may follow suit.”

Daily News Headlines Newsletter

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox.

Popular

From Belfast Telegraph