Remembering London terror attack ‘hero’ Ignacio Echeverria

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MORE than 700 people attended Ignacio Echeverria’s funeral on Sunday.

The Spaniard who was killed in the London terror attacks was laid to rest at a ceremony in the Corpus Christi parish in his hometown of Las Rozas, on the outskirts of Madrid.

The mass was officiated by Cardinal and Archbishop of Madrid, Carlos Osoro.

Echeverria has been posthumously awarded Spain’s highest honour for civilians, the Grand Cross of the Order of Civil Merit.

Thousands of people attended a vigil in Thursday June 8, where skateboards were held in the air in his memory.

Eight people were killed and 48 were injured when Khuram Butt, Rachid Radouane and Youssef Zaghba ran over pedestrians in a van on London Bridge before stabbing people in Borough Market.

All three attackers, who wore fake explosive vests, were shot dead by police.A 19-year-old man was arrested in Barking on suspicion of terrorism offences at 9.50pm on Sunday, June 11. He has been taken into custody at a south London police station and police are searching a house in Barking.

Six other men remain in custody.

  • A 28-year-old arrested in Barking on 2.05am on Saturday, June 10
  • A 27-year-old arrested on a street in Ilford at 10pm on Monday, June 5
  • A 29-year-old also arrested in Ilford on Monday, June 5
  • A 30-year-old arrested in Ilford at 1.30am on Wednesday, June 7
  • A 29-year-old arrested in Newham at 1.15am on Friday, June 9
  • A 27-year-old arrested in Ilford at 8.36pm on Friday, June 9

Thirteen people have so far been released without charge. A 33-year-old man arrested in Ilford on June 8 on suspicion of possession with intent to supply controlled drugs and suspicion of firearms offences has been bailed until late June.

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