London Bridge terror attack: Mum of Australian victim in court for inquest

London Bridge terror attack victim Australian Sara Zelenak (Facebook)
Sara Zelenak. Photo credit: Facebook

The mother of an Australian victim of the London Bridge terror attack has attended a UK court to hear how her daughter was stabbed to death.

Sara Zelenak, 21, was among the eight killed during the attacks on June 3.

Ms Zelenak, an au pair from Brisbane, was found in Borough High Street with a stab wound to the throat. She was later identified by dental records and DNA.

Her mother, Julie Wallace, attended the Southwark Coroner's Court on Tuesday (local time) where the inquests were held into the deaths of Ms Zelenak and four other victims, AAP reports.

Ms Wallace sat silently in court, only nodding to confirm the spelling of her daughter's name.

As well as Ms Zelenak, 28-year-old Kirsty Boden from Australia, 26-year-old Sebastien Belanger of France, 32-year-old James McMullan from London and 39-year-old Ignacio Echeverria from Spain all died in the area.

"All of our thoughts and condolences are with you at this terrible time. One of the most horrible things is for parents to be in court hearing the details of a death, particularly a violent one, of their children," coroner Andrew Harris told their families.

The horrific nature of their injuries was outlined in court, although the inquest has now been suspended so as not to affect the police investigation.

Armed police arrived eight minutes after the first emergency call was placed on June 3.

They shot dead ringleader Khuram Butt, 27, and his two accomplices Rachid Redouane, 30, and Youssef Zaghba, 22.