Family of US man killed in London attack thanks well-wishers

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Family members of a Utah couple celebrating their anniversary on a European vacation say they're heartbroken by the London attack that killed the man and seriously injured his wife.

'This has been a humbling and hard experience, but we've felt the love of so many people during these past several days. She suffered a broken leg and rib and a cut head.

Dimmon Payne, Cochran's father-in-law who was doing missionary work in London, said that the family's faith had been strengthened by the attack and that the close-knit clan had been brought together to support Melissa. Another 30 people were injured.

Kurt Cochran and his wife Melissa are self-employed, having built a recording studio business from the ground up over the last 10 years, according to his sister Sandy (pictured). They were walking across Westminster Bridge when the speeding vehicle struck them on the sidewalk.

"The most hard part of this is that Kurt is no longer with us and we miss him terribly", he said.

Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman, James Slack, said tech firms "should be helping us more" to prevent terrorism.

Payne said he was grateful his sister would recover.

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They were in Europe to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary, and were scheduled to return to the United States on Thursday.

Shantell Payne, Melissa's sister and one of 13 family members to attend the news conference, said it was "awful, frightful and gut wrenching" that the attack had been carried out in the name of religion, but that the family would focus on the positive's of Cochran's life. Morris says Cochran had the ability to make jittery first timers like her feel totally at ease.

The family of an American slain in last week's terror attack in London expressed gratitude for the kindness of strangers on Monday, offering hope and resolve that some good would result from the tragedy.

Fam spokesperson just sent me these pics of Kurt Cochran &his wife Melissa.We're told he died of injuries, she's hospitalized. The school released a statement on Thursday: "We are all deeply shocked and saddened at the news that one of the victims yesterday was a member of our staff, Aysha Frade".

The family said Cochran would be greatly missed and thanked emergency and medical crews. "His whole life was an example of focusing on the positive".

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"Last night we were speaking as a family about this, and it was unanimous that none of us harbour any ill will or harsh feelings towards this", his sister-in-law, Sarah said.

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