Grieving husband describes victim of New York attack as the 'most beautiful mum'

Grieving husband describes victim of New York attack as the 'most beautiful mum'The grieving husband of a Belgian tourist killed in the New York terror attack has described her as “the most beautiful mum”. Ann-Laure Decadt was among eight people killed when Uzbek immigrant Sayfullo Saipov used a rented truck to mow down cyclists and pedestrians on a New York City bike path. The mother-of-two was enjoying a break in the city with her two sisters and mother, who were unharmed in the incident, when the vehicle struck her from behind. Her husband, who has not been named, said in a statement she was “a fantastic wife”, adding: “This loss is unbearable and cannot be overcome.” He added that “she was riding a bike and apparently was surprised by a vehicle that came from behind”. How the Manhattan attack unfolded The mother, who had travelled with relatives from the rural town of Staden, located 60 miles (100km) west of Brussels, leaves behind a three-year-old and a three-month old baby. Staden's mayor, Francesco Vanderjeugd, said Decadt was active in the town’s social scene, taking part in the youth council and village fairs. “Ann-Laure meant so much to us in town,” he said. “It is an attack in New York, but also one on our community.” Friend of the family, Johan Verstervete, said: “We knew her as a very spontaneous person, very dynamic, loving her family and her children.” He sent the family a message when he heard they were going to New York saying: “Wow, you'll have a great time there, with Halloween and the New York marathon and all.” New York attack hero cop: 'I was just doing my job' 00:51 Meanwhile, Donald Trump has called for the New York terror suspect to receive the death penalty and called for Saipov to be transferred to the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. “Send him to Gitmo. I would certainly consider that,” he told reporters. “We also have to come up with punishment that's far quicker and far greater than the punishment these animals are getting right now.”



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