Published: Sun, December 01, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Woman killed in London Bridge attack was former University of Cambridge student

Woman killed in London Bridge attack was former University of Cambridge student

Merritt was working at Learning Together, a group that organized a conference at Fishmongers' Hall when the now-deceased terrorist Usman Khan attacked.

The project, Learning Together, gives students and inmates the opportunity to study together, to help reduce re-offending - something Mr Merritt had a "deep commitment to", according to people who worked with him. Cambridge's vice-chancellor Professor Stephen Toope said: "I am sad beyond words to report that a course coordinator, Jack Merritt, was killed, as was a former student not yet named by the Metropolitan Police".

"R.I.P Jack: you were a lovely spirit who always took the side of the underdog".

In his role funded by charitable donations, Mr Merritt co-ordinated the course which taught prisoners an introduction to legal research skills, as well as discussing access to justice.

Ms Jones' family released a statement via the Metropolitan Police, which reads: "Saskia was a amusing, kind, positive influence at the centre of many people's lives".

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Mr Merritt's father David described him as a "beautiful spirit" - but said his son would not wish his death to be used as a pretext for more draconian sentences.

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The Streatham-born rapper said Mr Merritt had "dedicated his life to helping others" and it was "genuinely an honour to have met someone like you".

Neighbours near the family home paid tribute to Mr Merritt, describing him as "such a fine young man" who "devoted his life to helping others less fortunate than himself ". I just can't believe it and I'm totally shocked.

A British Transport Police officer in a suit and tie who also intervened was seen carrying a large knife away.

An armed police officer covers a cordon near London Bridge in the hours after the attack that left three people, including the assailant, dead.

"I think there is also a question about what the probation service were doing. and whether the parole board should have been involved in deciding whether or not he should have been allowed to be released from prison in the first place".

London Bridge was the scene of an attack during the 2017 election when three militants drove a van into pedestrians and then attacked people in the surrounding area, killing eight people and injuring at least 48. Officials said one of the three has been discharged from the hospital and the other two are in stable condition.

"Clearly a key line of enquiry now is to establish how he came to carry out this attack", said Met Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu.

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