30-Year-old Christine Archibald from Canada is the first of those killed to have been named. She left Canada to be with her fiancé and died in his arms on London Bridge on Saturday night.
PM Theresa May stated, “The police are working hard to establish the identity of all of those who were tragically killed or injured in the event on last Saturday night, but it is now clear sadly victims came from a number of nationalities. This was an attack on London and the United Kingdom but it was also an attack on the free world.”
On Monday morning, counter-terrorism police carried out more raids in north-east London, targeting two properties, as the hunt for any accomplices for the attackers continues.
According to an eye-witness in the area said, around 4:10 am on Monday morning, he heard a massive loud explosion, gunshots, about 20 gunshots going off across the road at an MOT car tyre place from the from him. Loads of unmarked police.
The police say they already know the identity of the three attackers, but while so-called Islamic State claims it was behind the attack, the police doubt the militant group was directly involved.
Cressida Rose Dick, CBE, QPM, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police in London said on a statement, “All the recent attacks, I think, have a primarily domestic centre of gravity. In the five we have foiled and these three recent attacks, in some of them there are undoubtedly international dimensions. We will always be looking to see if anything has been directed from overseas but I would say the majority of the threat we are facing at the moment doesn’t appear to be directed from overseas.”
In the late morning on Monday, the Mayor of London has condemned what he described as the poisonous ideology of the men who carried out the attack.
Mayor Sadiq Khan said, “The acts of these three men on Saturday night was cowardly, was evil, and I’m angry and furious that these three men are seeking to justify their actions by using the faith that I belong to, to justify their actions. The ideology they follow is perverse and is poisonous, and it has no place in Islam.”
This was the third attack in just three months, two of them on bridges, where security is now being increased. And the threat level remains at severe, meaning yet another attack is highly likely.
The first victim of the attack to be named is 30-year-old Canadian citizen Christine Archibald.
French citizen was also killed, and four others seriously hurt. Four Australians are also known to have been caught up in the attack. This speaks to what a diverse city London is and how attractive it is to tourist.
In her family, she was Chrissie, a person who had room in their heart. A person who believe everyone should be valued and respected. Christine had moved to Europe from Canada to be with her boyfriend Tyler. On Saturday night, she died in Tyler’s arms.
They had been walking over London Bridge as the attack began.