An eleven-year-old girl was among the victims of the atrocious terror attack in Stockholm on Friday. Four people were killed when a man driving a lorry deliberately ran over pedestrians in the centre of the city before ploughing into a shop, according to The Mirror.


The youngster was walking home from school when she was hit by the lorry. She was on her way to meet her mother at a subway station and it was reported they had talked on the phone just minutes before the attack occurred in the busy pedestrianised area.


Her family had reported her missing shortly after the attack and they feared the worst as they knew she enjoyed walking by the local shops on the way home, according to The Telegraph. Relatives later confirmed to local media that she was one of the victims of the horrific attack.



The nationalities of the victims are two Swedes, one British national and a Belgian.


The British man killed in the attack has been named as 41-year-old dad Chris Bevington. Mr. Bevington worked for music streaming service Spotify and lived in Stockholm with his family, according to The Mail Online.


His father John Bevington 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.”

15 other people were injured in the attack, with two in intensive care. Stockholm County Council said one child was among the injured but was not seriously hurt.


Police arrested a suspect, believed to be the attacker on Friday. He is a 39-year-old from Uzbekistan and is believed to have links with extremist groups.



The attacks come just two weeks after a horrific attack on London Bridge and Westminster which saw five people die, including a policeman.


Attacker Khalid Masood drove a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before exiting the car and running towards Westminster. When PC Keith Palmer attempted to stop him, the terrorist stabbed him repeatedly. Masood was later shot by police.


UK Prime Minister Theresa May has extended her condolences to Sweden saying the country had suffered “a terrible attack” and said “the UK stands firmly by Sweden’s side."


A vigil for the victims took place in Stockholm today.