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Architect Andreaa Cristea “critical but stable” after London attack

A Romanian architect who plunged into the Thames during last week’s attack in London is in a critical but stable condition, her family said as they also paid tribute to rescue workers and police officers.

Andreea Cristea fell from Westminster Bridge as Khalid Masood launched the attack near the Houses of Parliament that would claim the lives of four people as well as his own.

A video captured at long-range emerged showing Cristea fall as Masood careered towards her. She was pulled from the water by a lifeboat crew.

Cristea was in London for a short break with her boyfriend, Andrei Burnaz, who has since been discharged from hospital, the Metropolitan Police said.

The statement released on behalf of the families of Cristea and Burnaz said: “Our family is so grateful for the first responders, the medical personnel and the assistance of the UK government agencies.

“Andreea is still in a critical but stable condition and benefits from the best medical healthcare possible. We are overwhelmed by the love, support and respect for our Andreea. The Metropolitan police have been and continue to work tirelessly in providing their care and support during this very difficult time.”