Kirsty Boden, a nurse from South Australia, has been confirmed as one of the seven people killed in last weekend’s terrorist attacks in London.
Boden was killed after running to help people who had been injured by the attackers.
London Metropolitan Police released the following statement on behalf of her family:
Kirsty was loved and adored by her family, friends and boyfriend. She was the most outgoing, kind and generous person who loved to help people. Helping people was what she loved to do in her job as a nurse and in her daily life.
As she ran towards danger, in an effort to help people on the bridge, Kirsty sadly lost her life. We are so proud of Kirsty’s brave actions which demonstrate how selfless, caring and heroic she was, not only on that night, but throughout all of her life. Kirsty – we love you and we will miss you dearly.
“We will not be making any further comments on this tragedy and ask everyone, especially the media, to give us the privacy we need to grieve away from the public eye.
The 28-year-old from Loxton in South Australia had been living in Britain for some time, working in the healthcare sector.
South Australian premier Jay Weatherill said her death “brings the horror of terrorism closer to home for all of us”.
— Press Sec (@SA_Press_Sec) June 6, 2017
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said earlier today that four Australians were caught up in the attacks on London Bridge and Borough Markets.
Two, Andrew Morrison and Candice Hedge, were stabbed in the neck and survived. Morrison has returned to Australia, while Hedge is recovering in hospital.
Another woman, Sara Zelenak, 21, is still missing after she became separated from a friend during the attack.
All three of the perpetrators have now been named: Khuram Shazad Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba.
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