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London Bridge terror attack: Services to mark second-year anniversary at Southwark Cathedral

Two years on from the London Bridge terror attack, Southwark Cathedral is holding services to remember those who were killed or injured in the atrocity.

The attack, on June 3, 2017, killed eight innocent people and wounded many more.

An inquest into the events of that night, in which three terrorists drove a van into pedestrians before attacking people in nearby Borough Market is currently ongoing.

The special services at the Cathedral will take place today at 5.30pm and 9.58pm – the time the attack began – and are open to all.

The Cathedral will be open all evening for people to light candles and pray before closing at 10.16pm, the moment the attack was brought to an end.

Tributes have poured in from the emergency services and community figures remembering those who were lost two years ago, and those who risked their lives to help.

“Two years may have passed since the terrible events of 3rd June 2017, but the impact of that night will never leave us in Southwark,” said Cllr Peter John, leader of Southwark Council.

“The one light that shone through the darkest of times was the strength, unity and compassion of our community in supporting all those affected by the attacks, and so it is right and fitting that we come together on Monday at Southwark Cathedral.

“We will stand together again, in the heart of our local community, to remember those who lost their lives, and those who will forever be affected.”

Marking the anniversary, the British Transport Police said: “We today remember those who were killed during the London Bridge and Borough Market attack.

“Two years ago they were taken…but they’ll never be forgotten.

“We remember that night and the heroes who ran to help.”

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, added: “Today we remember the innocent victims of the terrorist attack at London Bridge two years ago.

“Our thoughts are with the victims’ families, those who were injured, and the first responders who ran towards danger without a second thought.”

“Two years on from the #London Bridge #Borough Market attack, we remember those who tragically lost their lives,” said the Met in a statement on its Twitter page.

“Our thoughts remain with all those affected as we recall the bravery of the officers and the public who confronted danger in order to save others.”


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