Woman among three Aussie terror attack victims in London
An Australian woman is lucky to be alive after being stabbed in the neck during the London terror attack on the weekend.
Brisbane woman Candice Hedge was reportedly sharing a meal with her boyfriend before a London Bridge attacker attempted to cut her throat Saturday night UK time.
British police have arrested 12 people in east London in connection with the terror attack that left seven people dead and 48 injured, including up to three Australians.
Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Ms Hedge, 30, was reportedly stabbed in the neck with a 30cm knife.
A witness to her attack said one of the terrorists cut her throat while she was trying to hide under a table.
“The girl was bleeding massively, but she was conscious … there was a lot of blood, and it was clear on the neck, which was scary,” he told Channel Nine.
Ms Hedge let her friends and family know that she was alive and well through social media.
“Hey everyone, just so you know I’m doing ok. Bit of pain but I will survive. Thanks for your thoughts and well wishes. Love to all,” Ms Hedge said in a Facebook post.
A second Australian victim was reportedly Andrew Morrison from Darwin.
In a video posted on Reddit, Mr Morrison with a blood-stained cloth wrapped around his neck, said he was stabbed after leaving Belushi’s bar in London Bridge.
“All of a sudden this guy comes up with a knife… I push him off. I walk into a pub and say ‘Someone help me, I’ve been stabbed’,” he said on the video.
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