First London Bridge terror victim was ‘nose to nose’ with gang leader Khuram Butt as he screamed ‘Allahu Akbar’ then plunged knife into his back, inquest hears

The first victim of the London Bridge terror attack went ‘nose to nose’ with a terrorist who shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ before plunging a knife in his back, an inquest heard today.

Richard Livett, 53, had been out with his brother-in-law on the South Bank on June 3, 2017 when they saw an out-of-control vehicle veering down London Bridge.

Concerned about those inside, he went to check on the occupants only for Khuram Butt, the leader of a gang of terrorists, to emerge and thrust a knife into his flesh.