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Theresa May joins Australian PM for Borough Market visit

James Hatts

Prime minister Theresa May joined her Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull for a visit to the scene of the London Bridge terrorist attack on Monday morning.

Theresa May joins Australian PM for Borough Market visit
Theresa May and Neil Coyle chat to Justin Gellatly of Bread Ahead

Two Australians – Guy's Hospital nurse Kirsty Boden and nanny Sara Zelenak – were among the eight victims of the 3 June terrorist attack at Borough Market.

The two PMs travelled together from Downing Street to Southwark Cathedral where they met police and ambulance crews who responded to the emergency.

The pair were then accompanied by Borough Market chair Donald Hyslop and Bermondsey & Old Southwark MP Neil Coyle as they toured the stalls and met traders.

Mr Coyle – who wrote to Mrs May last month urging her to visit the market – took the opportunity to press for greater Government assistance for the businesses which faced a 10-day shutdown in the aftermath of the terrorist attack.

A fortnight ago Mr Turnbull's deputy Barnaby Joyce laid flowers at London Bridge.

Southwark Council is giving business rates relief to all premises within the police cordon during the days after the terrorist attack. Any firm that was within the closed area that has not yet received a revised bill should contact the council's business rates team on 020 7525 5505.

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