Published: Mon, December 02, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

London Bridge terror attack: Prime Minister says early release 'simply isn't working'

London Bridge terror attack: Prime Minister says early release 'simply isn't working'

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that the second victim killed in Friday's attack on London Bridge was former Cambridge student and Learning Together volunteer Saskia Jones.

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In a statement, they said: "Saskia had a great passion for providing invaluable support to victims of criminal injustice, which led her to the point of recently applying for the police graduate recruitment programme, wishing to specialise in victim support". He had a prison bag with him on the day he arrived and he met with two CID, so I knew it was something serious. Confirming his death yesterday, his father, David Merritt, wrote on Twitter: "Cambridge has lost a proud son and a champion for underdogs everywhere, but especially those dealt a losing hand by life, who ended up in the prison system".

The Fishmongers' Hall boss whose staff bravely faced down knife-wielding terrorist Usman Khan has revealed how Polish chef Lukasz engaged in brutal hand-to-hand combat with the killer for more than a minute after hearing guests scream.

They said he "would not want this bad, isolated incident to be used as a pretext by the government for introducing even more draconian sentences on prisoners, or for detaining people in prison for longer than necessary".

Mr Corbyn, campaigning in his Islington North constituency, said convicted terrorists should have to serve a "significant proportion" of their jail sentences, and should only be released when they have been properly rehabilitated and present no threat to the public. The force has said there is no information to suggest he was involved in the incident at London Bridge.

Khan was reportedly attending the conference when he launched his stabbing spree. The venue was being used to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the founding of Learning Together, a prison rehabilitation programme developed by Cambridge's Institute of Criminology.

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Commodore Toby Williamson said his employee took the tusk from the wall to fight the terrorist and "buy time for others to escape" after Khan attacked on Friday.

Khan, who was on licence and wearing an electronic tag, is believed to have travelled from his bedsit in Stafford, where he lived alone.

Johnson, a Conservative, has blamed legal changes made by a previous Labour government for the fact that Khan was freed from prison a year ago after serving half of a 16-year sentence for terror offences, without parole officers assessing whether he still posed a risk.

The medical director for the NHS in London, Dr Vin Diwakar, said on Sunday that one of the three people injured in the attack had been allowed to return home while the other two remain in a stable condition in hospital.

He was released automatically halfway through the sentence.

No-one else is being sought over the attack.

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