Police and public honoured for bravery in London Bridge terror attack

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Heroes of the London Bridge terror attack, including two who died, have been recognised for their bravery.

Mr Echeverria is amongst the three police officers and five members of the public who confronted the attackers or aided others, and are included on this year's Civilian Gallantry List.

Others recognised in the 20-strong list include Hassan Zubier, who said he was "extremely honoured" to be awarded the George Medal after being injured while trying to help victims during a deadly knife attack in Finland past year.

Ms Boden - who was among eight people killed by terrorists Khuram Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba - died as she tried to help victims on London Bridge.

28-year-old Boden was dubbed "the angel of London Bridge" by British media, for her heroic actions during the attack.

He is posthumously awarded the George Medal for confronting armed terrorists to protect others.

"Ms Boden showed courage and compassion, putting the lives of others before hers during a terrifying and tragic event".

Her family said they felt "very proud" of her being awarded the Queen's Commendation for Bravery.

The George Medal is the second highest civilian honour available, and was also awarded to two police officers who were stabbed during the attack.

Members of the public lay flowers near the scene of the London Bridge terrorist attacks
Members of the public lay flowers near the scene of the London Bridge terrorist attacks

"For every evil that was done there are some fantastic stories of bravery and courage", he said.

"I can't thank them enough for what they did", he said. Romanian baker Florin Morariu (pictured below), who threw two bread crates at them, receives the Queen's Commendation for Bravery.

The fourth recipient of a George Medal is Hassan Zubier, who came to the aid of victims of a knife attack while he was on holiday with his family in Finland.

She was stabbed in the chest by one of the attackers as she attempted to save the life of one of the injured.

The awarding committee said: "Using his skateboard as a weapon, he was well aware that it was no match for the weapons that were being used by the assailants".

The committee said: "Both men demonstrated unselfish courage".

British backpacker Thomas Jackson has also been posthumously honoured for trying to save fellow Briton Mia Ayliffe-Chung during a frenzied knife attack at a Queensland hostel in 2016.

Stephen Adams will be given the award, alongside the family of Richard Guest, from Walsall, West Midlands, who died in the rescue attempt and is being posthumously honoured.

Mr Jackson died six days later.

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