1990 - 2017
A French waiter who died in the London Bridge terror attack is 27-year-old Alexandre Pigeard.
Vincent Le Berre - a barman at Boro Bistro, where Mr Piegard worked - said he was just two meters away from his friend when he was stabbed in the neck.
Just two days before the attack, staff had received training in how to cope with a terrorist attack and Mr Le Berre managed to shepherd 40 diners to safety. But the initial attack happened too quickly to shield his friend.
Mr Le Berre’s mother Marie-Jo told the French news site Le Telegramme that her son had contacted her after the attack, and described in his words what had happened.
"The bar was full. A terrorist arrived on the roof of the bar and jumped onto the parasol on the terrace, injuring one of my colleagues. He immediately began to attack. One client was killed.
"I found myself face to face with the terrorist, just two metres away from me. I saw the hate in his eyes.
"I managed to escape him but my friend, Alexandre, didn't have the chance to. He was stabbed in the neck with a knife."
Mr Pigeard's father described his son's death as an "incredible injustice," describing him as a "wonderful son, a perfect big brother," and a "shining young man".
Mr Pigeard was from Caen, in Normandy, but had been living in London for more than two years.
He was a fan of electronic music and organised gigs for Cargo, the Caen music venue, and the Nordik Impakt electronic music festival.
Frederic Loinard, the mayor of Caen, said: “Alexander was from our town and hugely liked and respected.”
"He was a kid who loved life," added the manager of a bar in Rouen, who knew Mr Piegard well.