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Victim ‘fell in heels’ as crowds fled terror gang

THE youngest victim of the London Bridge terror attack fell over in her high heels and was being helped up by a Good Samaritan when they were both fatally stabbed, an inquest heard.

Australian au pair Sara Zelenak, 21, was out with her friend Priscila Goncalves when the terrorists’ hire van crashed into bridge railings.

There were shouts of ‘run’ and Ms Zelenak appeared to lose her balance and fell over on the wet pavement, the Old Bailey heard.

Night out: A CCTV camera captures a blurred image of Sara Zelenak walking in front of One London Bridge not long before the attack PICTURE: PA

James McMullan, 32, of Brent, north-west London, is believed to have tried to help her up before they were both set upon by attackers armed with 12in blades.

Erick Siguenza filmed people screaming and running away as the pair were stabbed.

He told the Old Bailey: ‘The driver stabbed the woman that had jumped to get out of the way of the van crashing. I believe there was a gentleman trying to help her get up and he was stabbed as well.’

Good Samaritan: James McMullan PICTURE: PA

Giving evidence, Ms Goncalves said: ‘People said run. I started to run. I thought she was with me and then I looked, she was not.’ Gareth Patterson QC, representing the victims’ families, said Ms Zelenak’s high heels coupled with wet weather may have made her ‘less stable’. Ms Zelenak (inset) was stabbed more than once and Mr McMullan suffered a wound to his chest.

Eight people were killed when Khuram Butt, 27, Rachid Redouane, 30, and Youssef Zaghba, 22, launched the terror rampage on June 3, 2017. The inquest continues.