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London Bridge Attack Victim Stabbed In The Throat In ‘Bit Of Pain But I’ll Survive’

She gave a thumbs up from her hospital bed.

05/06/2017 09:25

A young Australian woman who survived being stabbed in the neck with a 12-inch knife during the London Bridge terror attack has described her harrowing experience in extraordinarily understated fashion. 

Candice Hedge, from Brisbane, was eating a meal with her boyfriend when she was approached from behind and attacked by one of the terrorists.

The 31-year-old was rushed to St Thomas’ Hospital where medics found the knife had managed to miss her major arteries and windpipe.

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Candice Hedge was stabbed in the neck during the London terror attack on Saturday night 

Hedge emerged from a coma on Sunday and posted on Facebook: “Hey everyone, just so you know I’m doing OK.

“Bit of pain but I will survive. Thanks for your thoughts and well wishes. Love to all.”

Her mother told the Evening Standard: “She couldn’t speak, but I got to see her and she gave me the thumbs up, so I knew she was OK.”

Seven people were killed in the attacks in London on Saturday night and 21 were left fighting for their lives.

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Police forensic investigators comb the scene after the attack 

Pedestrians were mowed down by a van on London Bridge before attackers stabbed a police officer and revellers around Borough Market

One of the attackers shouted “this is for Allah” as he knifed a man near a pub - while the Islamic State militant group claimed its fighters carried out the attack.

The three men, wearing fake suicide bomb vests, were shot dead by eight officers outside a pub after police opened fire with an “unprecedented” hail of 50 bullets, while a bystander was also shot.

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