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Mum killed in UK terror attack as she picked up her kids from school

Mirror logo Mirror 23/03/2017 Gerard Couzens
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One of the victims of the Westminster terror attack has today been named as 43-year-old mum of two Aysha Frade.

The mum is believed to have been killed as she went to pick up her children aged eight and 11 from a nearby school.

Aysha worked at a college near the scene of the massacre, DLD College London.

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Rachel Borland, the college's principal, today said staff were "deeply shocked and saddened".

She added: “All our thoughts and our deepest sympathies are with her family.

"We will be offering every support we can to them as they try to come to terms with their devastating loss.

“Aysha worked as a member of our administration team at the college. She was highly regarded and loved by our students and by her colleagues. She will be deeply missed by all of us.”

Credits: Facebook © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Facebook A friend said: “She loved coming here and spending time with friends and relatives.” © Facebook A friend said: “She loved coming here and spending time with friends and relatives.”

Part of the mum's family come from Betanzos, near the Galician city of La Coruna.

Her family started receiving calls from London informing them firstly that her documentation had been found on Westminster Bridge, El Confidencial reports.

Hours later, her death was reportedly confirmed.

As Aysha had a British passport, the Spanish Embassy had initially said there were no national victims. But soon after it was announced that among the dead was a woman of Spanish origin.

Her older sisters, reported as Silvia and Michelle, run an English school in Betanzos and she has other friends and family in the area, the birthplace of her mum.

Students at the school were phoned yesterday, informing them of the bad news, and telling them that classes would be suspended.

Spanish papers said Aysha - whose dad is thought to be from Cyrus - was born in Britain and had a Portuguese husband called John Frade.

Her name before marrying is said to have been Aysha Ahmet Caldelas.


Police officers stand on Westminster Bridge the morning after an attack by a man driving a car and weilding a knife left five people dead and dozens injured, in London, Britain, March 23, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Staples Attacks near UK Parliament: Latest updates Andres Hermida, a local councillor in Betanzos, said today: “Betanzos has suffered a terrible blow because of the scourge of terrorism.

“Our most sincere condolences to the family of Aysha, a woman originally form Betanzos murdered in London.”

Several relatives are reportedly travelling to Britain today.

A friend in Betanzos said: “She loved coming here and spending time with friends and relatives.”

Aysha is the second of four people killed in the attack in London on Wednesday afternoon to be named.

The death toll include the knife-wielding assailant who was shot by police after he got into the Parliamentary compound, the murdered policeman Keith Palmer, and one more unnamed victim.

The bravery of murdered PC Keith Palmer was hailed by his colleagues, friends and the many MPs he gave his life to protect.

The 48-year-old died after confronting a knife-wielding terrorist who rammed the gates of Parliament after mowing down innocent pedestrians on Westminster bridge .

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PC Palmer was a married father and a member of the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Squad, with 15 years service.

Despite the efforts of paramedics and Foreign Office minister Tobias Ellwood to save the 48-year-old, he died in the shadow of the building he was dedicated to protecting.

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