London terror attack: Australian woman killed trying to help

London police have issued a statement on behalf of the family of South Australian woman Kirsty Boden, confirming she died in the weekend terror attack on London Bridge and nearby Borough Market.

"As she ran towards danger, in an effort to help people on the bridge, Kirsty sadly lost her life," the statement read.

"We are so proud of Kirsty's brave actions which demonstrate how selfless, caring and heroic she was, not only on that night, but throughout all of her life. Kirsty - we love you and we will miss you dearly."

The 28-year-old nurse had lived in London for some time.