Names of those injured in London attack begin to emerge

People from around the world were caught up in the attack

Names of those injured in London attack begin to emerge

Police forensic officers work on London Bridge, following the attack which claimed the lives of seven people and injured 48 more, 04-06-2017. Image: NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images

Names of the 48 people injured in the London Bridge terror attack have begun to emerge, with a number of foreign citizens among those hurt.

Oliver Dowling, from New Zealand, was left in a coma after he was stabbed in the face, neck and stomach on Saturday night.

The 32-year-old is said to have undergone four hours of surgery for his injuries - and his girlfriend Marie Bondeville was also hurt.

Two Australians are also feared to have been injured - including Candice Hedge, who needed an emergency operation after being stabbed in the throat as she ate dinner with her boyfriend.

Ms Hedge, who is originally from Brisbane but now lives in London, is believed to have survived because the knife missed her main artery.

The 31-year-old, who is being treated at St Thomas' Hospital, posted on Facebook: "I'm doing OK. Still in hospital, but all in the clear. I really can't talk. The f----- stabbed me in the neck. Don't worry too much. I love you all."

Her mother told Fairfax Media: "She couldn't speak, but I got to see her and she gave me the thumbs up, so I knew she was ok."

Sunday Express business editor Geoff Ho was also slashed in the throat after stepping in to help a lone bouncer being targeted by the attackers.

Videos emerged online of Mr Ho being escorted topless by police after "jumping in" when the guard was attacked.

"Don't know whether it was stupid or noble to jump in and break up the fight," he posted on Facebook moments after the incident.

"But two a******** trying to do over the lone bouncer on the door isn't happening on my watch."

The Sunday Express called Mr Ho "our hero" - telling the tale of how the "martial arts expert selflessly intervened."

Editor Martin Townsend said: "Geoff Ho is an absolutely first class reporter and a fine and decent man and our thoughts are with him and his family at this time."

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was "heartbroken" as he confirmed that one Canadian citizen is among those who died in the attack.

France's foreign minister also confirmed that a French man was killed - and of the seven French citizens who are injured, four are in a critical condition.

President Emmanuel Macron has denounced the "abominable and cowardly" attack.

Spain's foreign ministry says that one Spaniard is among the wounded, and said the victim was being treated for wounds described as not serious.

Four police officers who tried to stop the attack were among those injured - including a policeman who tackled one of the terrorists while armed only with his baton.

Of the 48 people injured, 36 remain in hospital - and 21 of them are in a critical condition.