Victim named after terror attack on Westminster Bridge

victim named after terror attack on westminster bridge

Aysha Frade: the first named civilian victim of Westminster attack ‘was picking up her children from school’
The first victim of yesterday’s Westminster terror attack has been named as Aysha Frade, a 43-year-old British woman of Galician origin.
Mrs Frade was a married mother-of-two. According to reports, she was leaving work at the DLD college near the Westminster Bridge, where she was a department head and taught Spanish, when she lost her life in the attack.
She is believed to have been crossing the bridge to pick up her children, aged eight and 11, from school.
She had always lived in London, where her parents met. Her father was of Cypriot origin and her mother was born in Betanzos in northwestern Spain.
Aysha was “a highly regarded and loved” member of staff at DLD College London, her principal Rachel Borland said.
Mrs Borland said in a statement, “We are all deeply shocked and saddened at the news that one of the victims yesterday was a member of our staff, Aysha Frade.
“All our thoughts and our deepest sympathies are with her family. We will be offering every support we can to them as they try to come to terms with their devastating loss.
“Aysha worked as a member of our administration team at the college. She was highly regarded and loved by our students and by her colleagues. She will be deeply missed by all of us.”