Spanish government says HSBC employee, praised as a hero for using his skateboard to defend a woman from terrorists, has died

Ignacio Echeverría, the 39-year-old Spaniard who had been hailed as a hero for using his skateboard to take on the London Bridge attackers, was among those killed in the atrocity, his family and the Spanish government confirmed on Wednesday afternoon.

Echeverría, who was from Madrid but lived in London and worked for the HSBC bank, is thought to have been skateboarding in a park with friends when he stopped to defend a woman who had been injured in the attack near Borough Market.

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