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World Second victim of London Bridge attack is named as 23-year-old former Cambridge student who was volunteering at prisoner rehabilitaion conference where terrorist's knife frenzy began

19:55  01 december  2019
19:55  01 december  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Second victim of London Bridge attack is named as 23 - year - old former Cambridge student who was volunteering at prisoner rehabilitaion conference where terrorist ' s knife frenzy began . Saskia Jones, of Stratford-upon-Avon, was volunteering on the day she died.

London Bridge terror attack : Second victim named as 23 - year - old volunteer and Cambridge graduate Saskia Jones. ‘Saskia was a funny, kind Jack Merritt, 25, another former student who was involved with the programme as a course coordinator, was also killed in the attack on Friday afternoon.

The second victim of the London Bridge terror attack has been named as another young Cambridge University graduate.

Saskia Jones, 23, of Stratford-upon-Avon, died alongside Jack Merritt, 25, of Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, after Usman Khan, 28, went on a deadly knife frenzy in London on Friday.

Both graduates were taking part in a prisoner rehabilitation conference that was trying to rehabilitate the likes of the terrorist who went on to kill them. Miss Jones was working as a volunteer and Mr Merritt as a coordinator.

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THE woman killed in the London Bridge terror attack on Friday has been named as 23 - year - old Cambridge Saskia Jones, 23, was the second victim of the London Bridge terror attack . Questions have emerged around how the terrorist , who was wearing a monitoring tag during the

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The 23-year-old's family paid tribute to her 'funny, kind, positive influence', saying she was 'intent on living life to the full'.

Khan was on licence and wearing an electronic monitoring tag when he attended the conference organised by Cambridge University scheme Learning Together at Fishmongers' Hall near London Bridge.

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Miss Jones's family's heart-breaking statement read: 'Saskia was a funny, kind, positive influence at the centre of many people's lives.

'She had a wonderful sense of mischievous fun and was generous to the point of always wanting to see the best in all people.

'She was intent on living life to the full and had a wonderful thirst for knowledge, enabling her to be the best she could be.

'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.

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A woman killed in the London Bridge attack was a former Cambridge student , the university has said. Jack Merritt: London Bridge attack victim described as 'best guy'. Among the three people injured, whose identities have not been publicly released, is a member of university staff.

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'This is an extremely painful time for the family. Saskia will leave a huge void in our lives and we would request that our privacy is fully respected.'

Miss Jones was a cadet during her time at Cambridge and also worked as a personal trainer.

She described herself on her LinkedIn page as: 'Passionate about people, education, and inspiring others.'

Her undergraduate and postgraduate research focused on violence against women and girls with additional voluntary work with inmates at HMP Grendon whilst at Cambridge University.

She was completing a two-year graduate programme with West Midlands Police and studied at Anglia Ruskin University before Cambridge.

Mr Merritt's family described their 25-year-old son a 'beautiful, talented boy', saying he died 'doing what he loved'.

'He lit up our lives and the lives of his many friends and colleagues, and we will miss him terribly,' it read.

His girlfriend, veterinary science student Leanne O'Brien, learned of her boyfriend's murder just weeks after they had enjoyed a romantic trip to Seville, Spain, to celebrate his 25th birthday.

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Mr Merritt believed that Khan's apparent redemption was a powerful case study of how a life could be changed for the better, but it now appears his rehabilitation was a sham intended to hide his murderous intentions.

He was shot dead by police before ISIS claimed responsibility for his attack.

a person holding a glass of wine: Victim Jack Merritt is pictured on a recent holiday to Seville with his girlfriend veterinary science student Leanne O'Brien© Provided by Daily Mail Victim Jack Merritt is pictured on a recent holiday to Seville with his girlfriend veterinary science student Leanne O'Brien

Cambridge University's vice-chancellor Stephen Toope called the news devastating, adding: 'I am devastated to learn that among the victims of the London Bridge attack were staff and alumni of the University of Cambridge, taking part in an event to mark five years of the Learning Together programme.

'What should have been a joyous opportunity to celebrate the achievements of this unique and socially transformative programme, hosted by our Institute of Criminology, was instead disrupted by an unspeakable criminal act.

'I am sad beyond words to report that course coordinator Jack Merritt and former student Saskia Jones were killed.

'Both were Cambridge graduates. Among the three people injured, whose identities have not been publicly released, is a member of University staff.

'Our University condemns this abhorrent and senseless act of terror. Our condolences, our thoughts and our deepest sympathies are with the victims and their families.'

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CONVICTED terrorist Usman Khan, 28, stabbed to death the woman and 25- year - old Jack Merritt in the THE woman killed in the London Bridge terror attack on Friday was a former Cambridge Questions have emerged around how the terrorist - who was wearing a monitoring tag during the

The second victim of the London Bridge attack was a former student at Cambridge University The other victim was Jack Merritt, 25, who worked for the university' s criminology department and As part of the programme, students based at the University of Cambridge studied with prisoners on

a stack of flyers on a table: A floral tribute left at the scene of the London Bridge terror attack today says: 'I love you forever, I am so proud of you'© Provided by Daily Mail A floral tribute left at the scene of the London Bridge terror attack today says: 'I love you forever, I am so proud of you' a couple of people posing for the camera: Jack Merritt is pictured above with his father David, and mother, right. Mr Merritt was the course co-ordinator for Learning Together, an education scheme run by the University of Cambridge's Institute of Criminology that killer Khan had attended on Friday© Provided by Daily Mail Jack Merritt is pictured above with his father David, and mother, right. Mr Merritt was the course co-ordinator for Learning Together, an education scheme run by the University of Cambridge's Institute of Criminology that killer Khan had attended on Friday

Former Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi tweeted: 'Shocked & sickened to learn that the second victim of the terror attack on London Bridge is 23 year old Saskia Jones from Stratford upon Avon. My prayers are with her family and friends. A tragic loss of a young life.'

And The director of the Institute of Criminology, at the University of Cambridge, where both had studied has paid tribute to them.

Professor Loraine R Gelsthorpe said in a statement: 'Saskia's warm disposition and extraordinary intellectual creativity was combined with a strong belief that people who have committed criminal offences should have opportunities for rehabilitation.

'Though she completed her MPhil in Criminology in 2018, her determination to make an enduring and positive impact on society in everything she did led her to stay in contact with the Learning Together community. They valued her contributions enormously and were inspired by her determination to push towards the good.

'All of us at the Institute will miss Jack's quiet humour and rigorous intellect. His determined belief in rehabilitation inspired him to join the Institute as a staff member to work in the Learning Together research team after completing his MPhil in Criminology in 2017.

'Jack's passion for social and criminal justice was infectious. He was deeply creatively and courageously engaged with the world, advocating for a politics of love. He worked tirelessly in dark places to pull towards the light.'

The statement added: 'We are grateful to other members of the Learning Together community who bravely risked their own lives to hold off the attacker until the police arrived.

'These men included Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service staff and several people who have spent time in prison. They worked together selflessly to bring an end to this tragedy and to save further lives.

'Our thoughts and prayers are with their families, friends, and colleagues and students at the Institute and University more widely who were at the event, as well as others who were there and who have been affected and injured.'

Convicted murderer James Ford who confronted London Bridge terrorist Usman Khan while on day release is moved to new jail after death threats .
James Ford, 42, tried to save Saskia Jones, 23, by performing CPR after she was fatally stabbed by Khan in the attack which also killed 25-year-old Jack Merritt. He has been moved to a new prison.James Ford, 42, tried to save Saskia Jones, 23, by performing CPR after she was fatally stabbed by Khan in the attack which also killed 25-year-old Jack Merritt.

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