London terror attack survivor Candice Hedge has detailed her horrific encounter with a blood-crazed terrorist, who slashed her throat.
Candice, who is from Brisbane, was lucky to survive the knife rampage near London Bridge, which ended in eight innocent people being murdered. She was working in a restaurant in Borough Market when the killers stormed in.
‘They were saying, "This is for our family, this is for Allah. Stop living this life,' Candice’s boyfriend Luke – who also works in the venue – told Channel Seven's Sunday Night.
Candice told the program how she confronted her attacker as her prepared to try to kill her.
'He looked at me and I looked at him, it really happened so quickly,' she recalled of the seconds before the terrorist slashed her throat. 'It was one quick go and that was it. I was vomiting blood.
'I could feel the amount of blood and it was warm on my hand.
'And I could see how much it was and, you know, you see horror movies - it was like that. I was thinking for a moment that I wasn't going to make it.'
With no ambulances allowed through police cordons, Candice had to make her way to safety on foot as she attempted to stem the flow of blood with a rag.
'I was just thinking, "I don't want to die. I want to get through this." And I wanted to get out of there as well. I wanted to get to safety.’
Candice is still recovering from her ordeal, and refuses to be terrorised.
'We can't let our lives be ruled by fear. We can't be scared, what's the point in life if we're scared everyday?
"I'm not going to let them change my life."