The family of the Aysha Frade, one of the four victims of the London terror attack , has paid tribute to their “guardian angel”.
The 43-year-old mum was killed on Westminster Bridge on March 22 by Khalid Masood as he drove on the pavement of the bridge targeting pedestrians.
In the statement, her family condemned the "cruel and cowardly" attack and spoke of their “crushing pain”.
Her death had been confirmed the day after the attack (March 23) by the principal of nearby DLD College , where she had worked.
The family statement, released through the Metropolitan Police, describes Ms Frade as a “caring daughter, loving sister, amazing wife, irreplaceable aunt, thoughtful, supportive friend and the best and coolest of mummies”.
It continued: “You were ripped away from our lives in the cruellest and most cowardly of ways.
"We now pray that you guide and protect not only us, but all of London, from further evil.
“You will always be remembered as our guardian angel who never shied away from facing up to bullies.
“There are no words to even begin to describe the crushing pain and eternal void left in our hearts.”
Paying tribute to Ms Frade, DLD College principal Rachel Borland said she would be deeply missed.
She said: “We are all deeply shocked and saddened at the news that one of the victims yesterday was a member of our staff, Aysha Frade.
“All our thoughts and our deepest sympathies are with her family.
"We will be offering every support we can to them as they try to come to terms with their devastating loss.
“Aysha worked as a member of our administration team at the college.
"She was highly regarded and loved by our students and by her colleagues. She will be deeply missed by all of us.”
Masood, who was shot by armed officers, killed four people, including PC Keith Palmer .
Ms Frade’s family statement comes as a 58-year-old man, arrested at an address in Birmingham in connection with the Westminster terrorist attack, has been released.
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