The sister of missing James McMullan fears he is dead after police found his bank card on a body following Saturday’s terror attack.
The 32-year-old businessman was last known to be smoking outside of the Barrowboy and Banker pub on Borough High Street just minutes before a white van mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge and three men jumped out and began stabbing people.
James’ sister Melissa McMullan, 30, waited for news at his flat in Hackney all day yesterday but today said she feared he could be the second victim of the attack.
“This morning we received news from the police that my brother’s bank card was found on one of the bodies from Saturday night’s brutal attack,” she told national news.
“They are unable to formally identify him until the coroner’s report begins tomorrow.”
Speaking to the News yesterday, Melissa said it had been James’ first night out in months.
“His friends called me to tell me [that he was missing],” she said. “They were drinking at the Barrowboy, he went outside for a cigarette and the bouncers wouldn’t let him back in so his friends said they would finish their drinks but they were rushed back upstairs into the pub.
“This was literally two minutes before the incident.
“If he had been fine or with somebody he would’ve picked it [his mobile phone] up by now. He’s not come home and isn’t answering his phone so I don’t think he is with anybody or he’s dropped his phone.
“His friends have physically been to all the hospitals to check and haven’t heard any news.
“I think he was out for a bit of a special occasion because he was out with his friends from school and he doesn’t see them very often because he is always working.
“This is the first time in months my brother has been out.”
Canadian Chrissy Archibald, 30, was the first victim named by the police after the attack.
No other victims have yet been formally named by police.