Fowlmere nurse receives award for London Bridge terror attack bravery

Lizzie Bryan, flanked by brother-in-law Peter Bryan and Nicola Purchase who all received Royal Human

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 - Credit: Archant

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. Pi

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

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 o

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

“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.


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“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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