Poplar bank worker officially named as London Bridge terror attack victim
PUBLISHED: 14:53 09 June 2017 | UPDATED: 14:54 09 June 2017
A bank worker from Poplar has been officially identified today as one of the eight people who died in the London Bridge terrorist attack.
Ignacio Echeverria was last seen lying on the pavement after he used his skateboard as a weapon against one of the knife-wielding terrorist as he tried to save a woman from being attacked.
The 39-year-old Spaniard, who worked as an analyst for HSBC in Canary Wharf, heroically tried to save the woman as he returned from a skateboarding park nearby.
His sister Isabel had launched a social media appeal to try and trace her brother after she failed to find him following calls to hospitals, the police and the Spanish embassy.
On Wednesday, his father, Joaquin Echeverria, said HSBC had hired a private detective who discovered Ignacio had died but the British authorities had not shared any information with them.
Today the Met announced he had been a victim.
Khuram Shazad Butt, 27, and Rachid Redouane, 30, both from Barking, and 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba, from east London, used a van to mow down pedestrians on London Bridge before getting out and stabbing people in Borough Market.
All three were shot dead by armed police.
The seven other victims have all been formally identified, they are: Canadian Chrissy Archibald, 30, and Australian Kirsty Boden, 28, 32-year-old Hackney resident James McMullan, Australian Sara Zelenak, 21, and French nationals Alexandre Pigeard, 27, Xavier Thomas and 36-year-old Sebastien Belanger.