Kirsty Boden (photo), known as the Angel of London Bridge, died in the London Bridge terrorist attacks in June 2017

Kirsty Boden (photo), known as the Angel of London Bridge, died in the London Bridge terrorist attacks in June 2017

Kirsty Boden (photo), known as the Angel of London Bridge, died in the London Bridge terrorist attacks in June 2017

The friend of an Australian nurse who died during the London Bridge terrorist attacks revealed that he intended to make a proposal to her before she was tragically stabbed to death.

Kirsty Boden, 26, known as the Angel of London Bridge, was stabbed by three terrorists while rushing to help the wounded during the June 2017 attack.

Two years later, James Hodder, 32, from Cheltenham, UK, has expressed an emotional tribute, saying that he & # 39; still very much in love & # 39; is on the South Australian woman.

& # 39; I can't help it … I was going to suggest. I tried to become a gentleman and would wait and ask her father, but he lives in Australia, & he said.

& # 39; Kirsty died in the summer and we planned to visit them at Christmas, so I never got around to it, I wanted to ask it personally. She knew it was coming, we had discussed the plans for what we wanted for our anniversary.

Two years later, James Hodder, 32, (right at Kirsty in 2014) from Cheltenham, UK, has done an emotional tribute, saying that he & # 39; still very much in love & # 39; is on the South Australian woman

Two years later, James Hodder, 32, (right at Kirsty in 2014) from Cheltenham, UK, has done an emotional tribute, saying that he & # 39; still very much in love & # 39; is on the South Australian woman

Two years later, James Hodder, 32, (right at Kirsty in 2014) from Cheltenham, UK, has done an emotional tribute, saying that he & # 39; still very much in love & # 39; is on the South Australian woman

The couple met in 2013 when she moved to London to continue her career as a nurse

The couple met in 2013 when she moved to London to continue her career as a nurse

The couple met in 2013 when she moved to London to continue her career as a nurse

& # 39; The tremendous power of her character, she was the prettiest, kind, kind person, everyone she met remembered her, she just made that impression.

& # 39; She believed in the goodness of people, many people did not trust each other or help each other, but she always wanted to help people, she was there for you, she would board the plane to be there for you, she was kindness personified. & # 39;

The couple met in 2013 when she moved to London to continue her career as a nurse.

During the investigation of Kirsty's death last month, James claimed that he was told that he had been denied legal assistance, fearing that the hundreds of thousands of pounds in fees would leave him bankrupt – despite the fact that one of the offender's families receive support.

He claims that at the end of her research project he discovered that the costs of his lawyer and lawyers – hired to interview witnesses and charge hundreds of thousands of pounds – would not be paid by the government.

& # 39; I was in Old Bailey when my lawyer told me I was rejected because of legal aid, which shocked us both. It happened at the end of the investigation that there was a slap in the face, & he said.

& # 39; I would have gone bankrupt – it's disgusting that people have to endure this. & # 39;

The 26-year-old was stabbed by three terrorists while he rushed to help the wounded

The 26-year-old was stabbed by three terrorists while he rushed to help the wounded

The 26-year-old was stabbed by three terrorists while he rushed to help the wounded

James said he intended to introduce Kirsty before she was tragically killed during the attack

James said he intended to introduce Kirsty before she was tragically killed during the attack

James said he intended to introduce Kirsty before she was tragically killed during the attack

James claims that he was told that he is not eligible for legal aid because the case was not in the public interest, so he was afraid of bankruptcy.

& # 39; Then I discovered that the families of other victims experienced the same thing, which increased my horror. Families of Westminster attack victims and bombings in the Manchester Arena are likely to make the same decision, & he said.

& # 39; People don't know this is a problem and why would they do that? When they find out, they are shocked and people want to change it. It is absolutely pathetic.

& # 39; The amount it would cost the Ministry of Justice is miniscule compared to their budget.

& # 39; I discovered in the media that the family of one of the perpetrators gets legal help to which they are entitled – everyone has the right to representation if they cannot afford it.

& # 39; But it seems that everyone gets legal help apart from the victims and that is completely wrong, everyone with a moral compass knows that. & # 39;

James, a tribute to Kirsty, said: & # 39; She was the prettiest, kind, friendly person, everyone she met remembered her, she just made that impression & # 39; (shown together in 2014)

James, a tribute to Kirsty, said: & # 39; She was the prettiest, kind, friendly person, everyone she met remembered her, she just made that impression & # 39; (shown together in 2014)

James, a tribute to Kirsty, said: & # 39; She was the prettiest, kind, friendly person, everyone she met remembered her, she just made that impression & # 39; (shown together in 2014)

The couple met in 2013 when she moved to London to continue her career as a nurse

The couple met in 2013 when she moved to London to continue her career as a nurse

The couple met in 2013 when she moved to London to continue her career as a nurse

He said he launched his petition - which has now collected 150,000 signatures - hoping that other families would not have to suffer in the way he and Kirsty & # 39; s family had

He said he launched his petition - which has now collected 150,000 signatures - hoping that other families would not have to suffer in the way he and Kirsty & # 39; s family had

He said he launched his petition – which has now collected 150,000 signatures – hoping that other families would not have to suffer in the way he and Kirsty & # 39; s family had

James's lawyer has now offered to do free work for months, saving James and his family from bankruptcy.

He said he launched his petition – which has now collected 150,000 signatures – hoping that other families would not have to suffer in the way he and Kirsty & # 39; s family had.

He recently visited Parliament to meet MP Steven Lloyd, who promised to help the campaign.

James said: & # 39; The petition has once again fueled my belief in people, the belief that Kirsty had and that is what I am doing this for.

& # 39; I know if she were here she would do it herself. She would encourage me and that's why I can't let this go. & # 39;

A Ministry of Justice spokesperson said: “Our recent legal aid investigation found representation for surviving relatives is not needed in the vast majority of investigations because the process is designed to establish truth and learn lessons, distribute the debt in a hostile manner.

& # 39; Legal aid financing for research grants is available through an exceptional casuistry arrangement, with approximately two thirds of those applications approved, and we are also making changes to increase support for survivors.

For more information, go to James Hodder & # 39; s petition.

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