Minutes ago the BBC confirmed that the British man who died in the Stockholm Attack on April 7th was 41 year old Chris Bevington.

Alongside Chris, two Swedes and one Belgian died in the attack.

 

Father of Chris, John Bevington said:

“We are all devastated by the untimely and tragic death of our talented, compassionate and caring son Chris.

“A wonderful husband, son, father, brother and close friend to many.

“The family requests absolute privacy at this incredibly difficult time to mourn his passing in peace.”

 

Chris Bevington worked as a Director at Spotify.

Colleague and Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek confirmed that the news was “a shock”.

 

Alongside those killed, 15 others were injured on Friday and 10 remain in hospital as of today.

 

It is now known that the perpetrator was a 39 year old man from Uzbekistan who was facing deportation from the country prior to the attack, following the rejection of his request for residency in Sweden.

It is also confirmed that a second suspect involved in the attack has been placed under arrest.

Stockholm police so far interviewed over 500 people in connection to the investigation of the events on Friday.

 

Today we heard news that police have found a ‘suspect device’ inside the lorry used to carry out the act of terror.

Similarly, police in Oslo reportedly found a similar device on Saturday night and subsequently cordoned off a section of the Norwegian city to begin the investigation (which is ongoing).

 

When announcing the death of Chris Bevington, a UK Foreign Office Spokesman said:

“Stockholm Police have confirmed that a British man was killed during the attack in Stockholm.

“We are supporting his family in Sweden and in the UK. Our thoughts are with them and all those affected at this terrible time.

“We will stand shoulder to shoulder with Sweden as they deal with this tragedy.”

 

Despite the implementation of new border checks in Sweden’s migrant policy last year, the country continues to accept unprecedented numbers despite international concerns over crime rates and lack of sufficient documentation.

 

T.

 

Sources:

 

BBC – Chris Bevington Named

BBC – Stockholm Attacker Refused Residence

BBC – Devices Found in Stockholm and Oslo

Guardian – Sweden and Denmark 2016 Border Checks

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