London Bridge terror attack victims will be remembered as coroner reads out 'pen portraits'

Mail Online | 6/3/2017 | Alexander Robertson For Mailonline
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An inquest into the deaths of eight people killed in the London Bridge terror attack is due to open today.

Three women and five men died when three terrorists ploughed into crowds in a white van before stabbing revellers with 12in ceramic knives on June 3, 2017.

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The victims were Christine Archibald, 30, Xavier Thomas, 45, Alexandre Pigeard, 26, Sara Zelenak, 21, Kirsty Boden, 28, Sebastien Belanger, 36, James McMullan, 32, and Ignacio Echeverria, 39.

Their attackers, Khuram Butt, 27, Rachid Redouane, 30, and Youssef Zaghba, 22, were shot dead by police at the scene.

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An eight-week inquiry into the victims' deaths will begin at the Old Bailey today, which will be followed by a separate hearing for the inquests of their killers in front of a jury.

Chief coroner Mark Lucraft QC will deliver a short opening speech before hearing 'pen portraits' of the victims from their loved ones.

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The attack came just three months after 52-year-old Khalid Masood mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in...
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