The body of the eighth victim of the London Bridge terror attack has been recovered from the River Thames near Limehouse.

French national Xavier Thomas, 45, had not been seen since the attack on Saturday, June 3.

The Telegraph reported that Xavier and his girlfriend Christine Delcros had been walking over London Bridge at around the time the attack started at 10pm. Witness accounts suggested that he may have been thrown into the Thames after being struck by a white transit van.

His girlfriend was also badly injured in the attack and suffered a shattered pelvis, but her condition is now believed to be stable.

A woman leaves flowers at the south end of London Bridge.

The van, driven by Khuram Butt, Rachid Radouane and Youssef Zaghba, was used to run down pedestrians on the bridge before they crashed it near to the Barrowboy And Banker pub and began stabbing people in Borough Market.

All three men were shot dead by police eight minutes after the attack began.

Xavier’s body was recovered from the Thames near Limehouse, over two and a half miles from London Bridge, at 7.44pm on Tuesday, June 6.

Although formal identification has not yet taken place, the Met say his next of kin have been informed.

His death means the number of people killed in the attack has now reached eight, with 48 people injured.

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