British-Filipino entrepreneur, 32-year-old James McMullan, has been named as among the victims of the London Bridge terror attack.
His sister Melissa McMullan, delivered a heartbreaking tribute in London yesterday (Monday, June 5) to Sky News.
Fighting back tears as she spoke, she said: “This morning we received news from police that my brother’s bank card was found on one of the bodies from Saturday night’s brutal attack, but they are unable to formally identify him until the coroner’s report begins tomorrow.
“We would like to send our condolences to the relatives and loved ones of all the people who lost their lives, our thoughts are with them also at this time.
“We would like to thank all 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 would try to destroy us, and remember that hatred is the refuge of small-minded individuals and will only breed more.
“This is not a course we will follow, despite our loss.
“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.
“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.”
His father, Simon, said James, who lived in the London borough of Hackney, was an “exceptional” son who was on the cusp of huge success.
He described how he had been working on an internet-based business to “revolutionise education” and was “on the verge of signing his first contract, a $1.5million deal.”
“It will radically change the face of education – I am going to continue his work,” said Mr McMullen.
“I’m just going to try to keep the business that he was doing alive. He was working on it for two years.
“At this point of time the subject is too raw. My son really was an exceptional man.”
Mr McMullan was outside the Barrowboy and Banker pub in Borough High Street when the carnage began.
He is the second victim of the London Bridge attack – which killed seven people – to be named. Canadian Christine Archibald died in her fiancé’s arms after being run down by the van on the bridge.