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Christine Archibald is the first victim named victim from the recent terror attacks in London.  In a statement issued by her family:

“She had room in her heart for everyone and believed strongly that every person was to be valued and respected.

“She lived this belief working in a shelter for the homeless until she moved to Europe to be with her fiancé. She would have had no understanding of the callous cruelty that caused her death.

“Please honour her by making your community a better place. Volunteer your time and labour or donate to a homeless shelter. Tell them Chrissy sent you.”

So far, seven people were killed in this recent attack and 48 have been injured.
An off duty police officer was the first on the scene, they rugby tackled one of the terrorists.
A Romanian baker opened up his bakery to help shield the public, he also attacked one of the terrorists.  (video below)

 

How the attack unfolded:

3rd June, 2017, emergency services were called to reports of a white van which had driven into several people who had been walking along London Bridge.
The van then drove toward Borough Market which would have been busy due to the weekend warm weather.  The attackers got out of their van and went into bars attacking people with their 12 inch hunting knives.  The attackers were also wearing fake explosive vests.
A third incident, reports of stabbings in the Vauxhall area was then initially thought to be further terrorist attacks, although later Police declared this was not related.  Stabbings in London are unfortunately a common occurence.
Anonymous UK opened 3 locations across the city in order to help those in need of assistance.  Two of the locations are always open in an effort for ophomeless, whilst a third opened up in an additional effort to provide help to those in need.

What is happening now?

Counter terrorism officers are now conducting an investigation. The Metropolitan Police and British Transport Police placed restrictions around some areas, it is believed that those restrictions were removed. Examples of restricted areas: St Thomas’ Hospital, Evelina Hospital and Guy’s Hospital were all placed on lockdown in an effort to protect staff and patients.  Several tube / metro stations were closed and the River Thames was also a restricted area.

The Metropolitan Police made the following statement:

‘We would like to thank the media for their continued support, restraint and understanding in not speculating as to who the suspects are in this fast moving investigation.

‘I would like to assure them and the public that this is directly assisting the progression of the investigation and confirm we will release the identities of the three men directly responsible for the attacks yesterday, Saturday, 3 June, as soon as operationally possible.

‘Officers have been working tirelessly to process the crime scenes and release the cordons. We are hopeful that some of the cordons around London Bridge station will be released during the course of tomorrow morning but consult TFL website before you set out on your journey’s into and around London tomorrow.

‘The public can expect to see additional police – both armed and unarmed officers – across the Capital as you would expect in these circumstances. And our security and policing plans for events are being reviewed, the public will also see increased physical measures on London’s bridges to keep the public safe.’

 

Christine Archibald, one of the first named victims who died in the attack.  To reiterate the words of Christines family:
“Please honour her by making your community a better place. Volunteer your time and labour or donate to a homeless shelter. Tell them Chrissy sent you.”
tell them Chrissy sent you



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