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Rincón skate park named after London terrorist attack hero

The new skate park.
The new skate park. / E. Cabezas
  • Ignacio Echeverría was hailed the "skate board hero" after losing his life while trying to save a woman in June 2017

A new skate park in the Huerta Julián park in Rincón de la Victoria, which was officially opened last Saturday, has been named after Ignacio Echeverría, the 39-year-old Spanish man who lost his life during the London Bridge terrorist attack on 3 June 2017.

Echeverría was hailed the "skate board hero" after trying to save a woman who was being stabbed by one of the terrorists. Tragically Ignacio was killed during the attack.

Ignacio's parents, Joaquín and Ana, unveiled a plaque bearing their son's name. Malaga-born BMX world champion Rubén Alcántara, who designed the park, said he was "very happy" with the results.