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London attack victim had Cypriot father

One of the victims of Wednesday’s London terror attack at Westminster has been identified as having a Turkish Cypriot father, according to various media reports.

Turkish Cypriot newspaper Kibris Postasi reported on Thursday that the victim – identified as being 43-year-old Aysha Frade, was the daughter of a Turkish Cypriot man and a Spanish woman.

The Guardian newspaper as well as the Cyprus News Agency (CNA) have also identified the woman as having a Cypriot parent.

Kibris Postasi also reported that Aysha leaves behind two children aged 8 and 11. She had family in the Spanish town of Betanzos.

In the meantime, it was officially confirmed that among those injured were two Greeks.

On Thursday, Police arrested seven people in the investigation into a lone-wolf attacker who killed three people and injured 40 before being shot dead by police near parliament in London.


Her facebook profile page has been converted into a page that is dedicated to her memory  by friends and loved ones.

Frade worked at DLD college in London where she was head of department and taught Spanish. She was “a highly regarded and loved” member of staff there, the principal, Rachel Borland, said.

She is thought to have been walking from the school over Westminster Bridge when she was hit by the car the attacker was driving.

La Voz de Galicia reported that Frade, who was married to a Portuguese man, had always lived in London but made frequent trips to Betanzos. Her father and Spanish mother are thought to have met in London.

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