Chris Bevington: Thousands raised in memory of British father killed in Stockholm terror attack

Fiona Simpson
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Thousands of pounds have been raised in memory of a British victim killed in a terror attack in Sweden.

Chris Bevington was one of four people who died when a lorry mowed down pedestrians in a busy shopping district of the Swedish capital on Friday.

The 41-year-old father lived in Stockholm with his family and worked as a director with music streaming service Spotify.

A JustGiving fundraising page, launched by his closest friends on Tuesday, aims to raise £50,000 to "provide support for his young family and to create a legacy that is as meaningful as his life was".

Jez Felwick and James Hunt, who were best men at Mr Bevington's wedding, wrote on the page: "Chris would be overwhelmed by the outpouring of love we have seen in the UK, Sweden and across the world for him and the other victims of this horrendous attack.

"People are asking how they might be able to donate, or show their love and support, so a few of his closest friends have set up this page."

The aftermath of the attack in Stockholm (TT News Agency/Press Association)

They said: "Chris was passionate about everything: his family, his friends and his music.

"Music was his lifeblood and led him to meet the girl who became the love of his life and the mother of his children. As his lasting legacy, we want to find a way to bring his passion for music to people who would not otherwise experience its life-shaping benefits.

"Although no amount of money will bring Chris back it will help support his family now he's gone and be the foundation of a positive legacy."

A registered charity will be set up to further a cause, or causes, close to Mr Bevington with the funds raised distributed between his family and charity, according to the page.

So-far generous donors have pledged £4,500 to the cause.

Of the other three people who died two were Swedish, and one was a 31-year-old woman who had been living in Halle, Belgium.

On Tuesday, a 39-year-old Uzbek man - Rakhmat Akilov - confessed to ramming the stolen beer truck into the crowd.

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