THE FAMILY of terror attack victim James Furlong has spoken of his passion for creating 'a more loving and caring society'.

The 36-year-old was one of three friends killed in the Reading terror attack on Saturday, June 20, alongside Joe Ritchie-Bennett and David Wails.

His family has issued a further statement speaking of the former Holt School, Wokingham, teacher and his impact on the local community.

It said: "We would like to start by thanking the Police for their ongoing help, including their remarkable bravery. They have been a pillar of support.

"Equally, we would like to express our gratitude to the emergency services, members of the public and the wider Reading community, who did all they could to help and save the lives of those who had been injured that night.

"Lastly, we are very grateful for the vast number of tributes and messages of support we have received. It has given us so much strength.

"We send our heartfelt condolences to the families of Joe and David. We share your pain and your heartbreak."

The family continued to talk of James' time at the Wokingham school.

They said: ""To James' colleagues and pupils at the Holt School. He spoke often of how much he loved where he worked and his passion for developing the students. He cared so much and was very proud of each and every one of you.

"James was passionate about creating a more loving and caring society. His time with us was cut far too short but the impact he made will live on, long long into the future. His family, his friends and those who have met him - he made us all a better person.

We are so proud of him. James was, and always will be, so very much loved by us all.

"Thank you. From the family of James Furlong."