Australian families testify at London Bridge terror attack inquest

The families of the two Australians killed in the London Bridge terror attacks, have testified at the inquest into the incident.

Sara Zelenak and Kirsty Boden were two of the eight people murdered on June 3, 2017, when three attackers mowed down pedestrians with a van, before stabbing dozens more.

Ms Zelenak – a Queenslander – was walking down steps nearby with a friend when they heard the van crash into railing and went to see what had happened.


Her mother spoke outside the court, saying there was a series of ‘sliding door’ moments that lead to her death.

“I just wanted to meet the first responders, that tried to help Sara, and thank them for trying.

“I just want to the meet the other families that have suffered, and I want to tell them what we’re doing in Sara’s honour, opening the ‘Sarz Sanctuary Healing Retreat’ in the UK and in Australia and I want to offer our services to them,” Ms Wallace said.

Ms Boden was having dinner around the corner when she heard the crash, and went to assist because she was a nurse.

Her partner James Holler told the inquest that she was a brave woman.

“To Kirsty it wouldn’t have seemed brave, she loved people and lived her life helping others.

“To Kirsty her actions that night would have just been an extension of how she lived her life.

“We are so unspeakably proud of her and not a day goes by that we are not in awe of her bravery that night,” Mr Holler said.