The mother of an Sara Zelenak who was tragically killed in the London Bridge attack has heard how her daughter passed away due to a knife wound to the neck by terrorists.
A total of eight people were murdered on June 3, when three attackers drove into innocent bystanders with a white van before stabbing revellers in Borough Market with 12-inch ceramic knives.
Inquests into the sad deaths of five of the victims began at Southwark Coroner's Court on June 14.
As a result, Julie Wallace, the mother of Australian nanny Sara, one of two Australians killed, attended today's hearing at a court which was only a few hundred metres from the place of the attack.
According to Daily Mail Australia, investigating police officer DCI Simon Moring told the hearing: 'The provisional cause of death was the stab wound to the neck. Identification was done by dental records and DNA.'
Coroner Andrew Harris told the families: 'All of our thoughts and condolences are with you at this terrible time, one of the most horrible things is for parents to be in court hearing the details of a death, particularly a violent one, of their children.'
21-year-old Zelenak had initially acquired tickets to the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester where a terrorist set off a bomb, killing 22, but ended up not going.
Sadly, she was killed in the gruesome attack in London only days later.
This article first published on New Idea.