London attack: 'There can be only one James', says heartbroken sister of second victim named

Mr James McMullan's (left) bank card was found on one of the bodies, said his sister Melissa (right) in a tearful statement.
Mr James McMullan's (left) bank card was found on one of the bodies, said his sister Melissa (right) in a tearful statement. PHOTOS: INSTAGRAM, SCREENGRAB FROM VIDEO

LONDON - A 32-year-old man from Hackney, east London, is the second victim of the June 3 terror attack to be named.

Seven people died in Saturday night's terrorist attack on the London Bridge and Borough Market. 

Mr James McMullan's bank card was found on his body, according to his sister Melissa, who made a tearful statement in central London on Monday (June 4).

Mr McMullan was said to have been drinking with friends when he stepped out for a smoke from The Barrowboy & Banker, a pub near where the attackers crashed their van before launching a stabbing spree.

His sister said authorities are unable to formally identify him until the coroner's report begins on Tuesday.

"From his friends that were with him that night, they want everyone to know what a generous and caring friend he was. Words will never be able to match his essence," she added.

"There will only ever be one James. Nowhere else will you find such humour and unique personality with someone who puts friends and family above all else.

"He was an inspiration."

The first victim named was Canadian Christine Archibald, 30, who died in her fiance's arms after being hit by the speeding van on London Bridge.

 

Paying tribute to her, Ms Archibald's family said she would have "no understanding of the callous cruelty that caused her death.

They said in a statement: "We grieve the loss of our beautiful, loving daughter and sister. She had room in her heart for everyone and believed strongly that every person was to be valued and respected.

"She lived this belief, working in a shelter for the homeless until she moved to Europe to be with her fiance."

A Frenchman working at a restaurant in Borough Market, whom relatives named as Alexandre, was also killed in the attack, said French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.

He has yet to be formally identified by officials or his immediate family.