Fowlmere nurse receives award for London Bridge terror attack bravery

PUBLISHED: 11:49 22 November 2018 | UPDATED: 11:49 22 November 2018

Lizzie Bryan, flanked by brother-in-law Peter Bryan and Nicola Purchase who all received Royal Humane Society bronze medals for their bravery at the night of the London Bridge terror attack. Picture: Faye Blair

Lizzie Bryan, flanked by brother-in-law Peter Bryan and Nicola Purchase who all received Royal Humane Society bronze medals for their bravery at the night of the London Bridge terror attack. Picture: Faye Blair

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A Fowlmere nurse who ran onto London Bridge to help terror attack victims last year has been honoured with a medal for her bravery.

Lizzie Bryan has been commended for running onto London Bridge and helping terror attack victims. Picture: Courtesy of Lizzie Bryan Lizzie Bryan has been commended for running onto London Bridge and helping terror attack victims. Picture: Courtesy of Lizzie Bryan

Elizabeth Bryan – known as Lizzie – was at a hen party in the capital when terrorists struck on June 3, 2017, and she ran onto the bridge alongside her soldier brother-in-law Peter and friend, fellow nurse Nicola Purchase. All three were given Royal Humane Society bronze medals at a ceremony in London on Tuesday.

Lizzie told the Crow: “It was a very special occasion, and very humbling. It was a really touching day.

Lizzie Bryan, third from left, and family and friends shortly before the attack. Picture: Courtesy of Lizzie BryanLizzie Bryan, third from left, and family and friends shortly before the attack. Picture: Courtesy of Lizzie Bryan

“I had my parents with me and my best friend Faye, as my husband is deployed in Kosovo at the moment.

“It was a really nice event, and powerful listening to the other citiations. It was quite phenomenal really.

“It was emotional and it did bring it all back – Fishmongers’ Hall looks over London Bridge and the Thames so you could see where it happened, which was a powerful thing to experience.”

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