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Two Young's employees among injured in terror attack

05 June 2017 by
Two Young's employees among injured in terror attack

Two members of staff working at Young's pub the Wheatsheaf in London Bridge were injured in Saturday evening's terror attacks, it has emerged.

Thankfully, neither has life-threatening injuries and both are recovering well, according to a statement from Young's & Co chief executive Patrick Dardis, issued today.

Dardis said: ""My thoughts are with everyone affected by Saturday night's cowardly terrorist attack in the London Bridge and Borough market area - the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives, those who were injured and our customers and staff who were in the Wheatsheaf and Bunch of Grapes that evening.

"No one should expect to go to work and find themselves confronted with the horrific events that unfolded on Saturday night and I am immensely proud of the teams who were on duty at the Wheatsheaf and Bunch of Grapes for the way that they dealt with what was an extremely frightening situation. I am in no doubt that their swift and brave actions saved lives and I cannot thank them enough.

"I would also like to express my sincere thanks and deep admiration to the brave men and women of the police force who protected both our staff and our customers and those members of the medical teams who treated the injured.

"Young's is a London company through and through and we stand united with all Londoners and all visitors to this great city of ours against anyone who seeks to challenge the way of life and the values we all hold dear."

A total of eight people were killed and another 48 injured during the incident on Saturday night (3 June).

The attack saw a white hire van hit pedestrians on London Bridge at about 10pm, before three men got out and stabbed people in nearby Borough Market.

The van came to a stop outside the Barrow Boy and Banker pub before the attackers were seen stabbing people along Stoney Street near Brindisa restaurant, El Pastor tapas restaurant, the Wheatsheaf pub, Roast restaurant and Black and Blue restaurant.

Staff at the nearby Fish! restaurant in Borough Market are understood to have helped hide members of the public in its kitchens, while the London Hilton Tower Bridge was reported to have accommodated dozens of people in its lobby for the night in the aftermath of the attack. The Andaz hotel in Liverpool Street was also used overnight as a rescue centre for the less seriously injured.

The three terrorists were later shot dead by police.

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