London Terror Attack: Second victim named James McMullan of Hackney

James McMullen

One of the missing last seen outside the Barrowboy and Bankers pub in Borough Market on Saturday night, and now believed to be dead, has been named by his family as James McMullan, 32, of Hackney.

Today his sister Melissa McMullan, paid a tearful tribute to her brother and other victims of Saturdays terror attack:  “This morning we received news from the police that my brother’s bank card was found on one of the bodies from Saturday night’s brutal attack.

“They are unable to formally identify him until the coroner’s report begins tomorrow.”

She added: “We would like to thank the members of the services who did their utmost to serve and protect the population of London from these deranged and deluded individuals.

“While our pain will never diminish, it is important for us all to carry on with our lives in direct opposition to those who wish to destroy us and remember that hatred is the refuge of small-minded individuals and will only breed more.”

James McMullan was out for the night with friends in Borough Market and had stepped out for a cigarette when the three attackers began their deadly rampage after mowing down people with a rented vehicle on London Bridge.

Ms McMullan ended her tribute saying her brother’s friends who were with him on the night,  hailed him as a generous and caring person. “Words will never be able to match his essence, there will only ever be one James”.

His father Simon McMullen also paid tribute to his on vowing to continue his internet based business that was on the cusp: “At this point in time the subject is too raw.

“I’m just going to try to keep the business that he was doing alive. He was working on it for two years.’

James was working on a web-based business to ‘revolutionise education’, according to his father, 61.

Simon added: “He was on the verge of signing his first contract, a $1.5 million deal.

“It will radically change the face of education – I am going to continue his work. My son really was an exceptional man.”

 

About Remi Makinde

Remi Makinde Hackney Hive founder, publisher and contributor. Hackneyite and all round Girl Friday, who couldn't wait to leave Hackney and London behind her. After hitching her wagon in California, Texas, New Orleans for 18 years, and with a brief spell in Mexico, the prodigal daughter returned happy to put an unconventional past behind her. She runs a London based pet care business. The big smoke is home for the moment, but she desperately yearns wide open spaces.

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