Stockholm attack: Briton Chris Bevington identified as one of four victims killed in lorry terror attack in Sweden

 
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A Briton has been identified as one of four people killed in a terror attack in Sweden.

Chris Bevington, a 41-year-old father living in Sweden with his family and working for startup Spotify, has been named as a victim.

A lorry was driven into pedestrians in a shopping area in the centre of capital Stockholm on Friday, also injuring 15 others.

Two Swedish and one Belgian national are also confirmed to have died, local police have said. The identities of the victims have not been released.

A Foreign Office spokesperson in the UK told the BBC: "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."

Swedish authorities also said the suspected driver who was arrested on Friday and was previously known to them had his application for asylum turned down.

Police yesterday said a suspicious device was found in the driver seat of the truck.

Spotify CEO and founder Daniel Ek paid tribute to Bevington in a Facebook post.

Ek said:

"It is with shock and a heavy heart that I can confirm that Chris Bevington from our Spotify team lost his life in Friday’s senseless attack on Stockholm.

"Chris has been a member of our band for over 5 years. He has had a great impact on not just the business but on everyone who had the privilege to know and work with him. There are no words for how missed he will be or for how sad we all are to have lost him like this.

"Whilst this terrible news is sinking in, our primary focus is on supporting the family and loved ones of Chris in any way we possibly can.

"I am as deeply saddened and upset as all of you that something like this could happen in Sweden. The only light in this deeply tragic moment is the outpouring of love, compassion and solidarity that we have seen from everyone. And that was exactly the kind of person Chris was as well.

"We will greatly miss you Chris. Rest in Peace my friend."

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