British man, Chris Bevington, among Stockholm terror attack victims

COMPASSIONATE: Chris Bevington

“COMPASSIONATE and caring” British man Chris Bevington, 41, was among four people who died when a hijacked lorry was driven through a crowd at speed and into a Stockholm department store.

Two Swedes and a Belgian  were also killed in the terror  attack and fifteen people injured.

In a statement released by the UK’s Foreign Office Mr Bevington’s father John 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.”

The Foreign Office is supporting Mr Bevington’s family in Sweden and the UK, a spokesman said.

“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.”

As details of the dead and injured were released the police also confirmed that the attacker was a failed asylum seeker and was wanted for deportation. But Officers were unable to find the 39-year-old from Uzbekistan when they were sent to arrest him in February.

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