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World Girlfriend's anguish at memorial for London Bridge victims

17:50  02 december  2019
17:50  02 december  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

Man shot by police after London Bridge 'terror stabbing'

  Man shot by police after London Bridge 'terror stabbing' At least one person has been killed in a suspected terror attack around London Bridge. Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"], function (binding) { binding("wcVideoPlayer", "#video_player_df9d3ce2-a3da-4113-8f6d-481c253e7e6f").all(); }); A person is believed to have started attacking people with a knife and was then, according to witnesses, shot by police.Footage circulating on social media showed members of the public initially detaining the man and taking possession of the knife.

London knife attacker identified as terrorist. Who were the victims ? Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt had been helping host an event to mark five years of Both victims had studied at the university and Merritt worked as a course coordinator at Cambridge University' s criminology institute and Jones was

THE girlfriend of one of the London Bridge terror attack victim ' s is distraught over his death, pals have revealed. Veterinary science student Leanne O'Brien learned her boyfriend Jack Merritt' s murder not long after they went on holiday together to Seville, Spain to celebrate his birthday.

The girlfriend of one of the London Bridge terror attack victims has been comforted as she sobbed through a memorial in his hometown.

a group of people looking at a birthday cake: Leanne O'Brien, the girlfriend of Mr Merritt, was supported by family members during the service in Cambridge © PA Leanne O'Brien, the girlfriend of Mr Merritt, was supported by family members during the service in Cambridge

Twin vigils were held in London and in Cambridge this morning to remember Saskia Jones, 23, and 25-year-old Jack Merritt who were fatally stabbed during the attack by convicted terrorist Usman Khan on Friday.

The pair had been involved in a prisoner rehabilitation conference that their killer had also been attending.

Leanne O'Brien, the grieving girlfriend of Mr Merritt, clutched a cuddly toy and wept as she was supported by family members during the remembrance service in Cambridge, where both victims had been students.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison describes terrorist knife attack by a man wearing a fake explosive vest in London as a 'despicable act'

  Prime Minister Scott Morrison describes terrorist knife attack by a man wearing a fake explosive vest in London as a 'despicable act' He said he was not aware of any Australians being caught up in the attacks at this stage, but is in close contact with local authorities. London police are treating the attack on London Bridge on Friday, where a man wearing a fake explosive vest stabbed several people, killing two, as a terrorist attacker.The attacker was fatally shot dead by police.In the Netherlands, three people were stabbed in The Hague's main shopping district.Police are searching for a least one suspect.Dutch police say it is too early to say whether a terror motive was to blame for the attack.

The devastated girlfriend of London Bridge terror attack victim Jack Merritt wept today as she attended a vigil to remember those who died. Former University of Cambridge students Saskia Jones, 23, and Mr Merritt, 25, were fatally stabbed by 28-year-old convicted terrorist Usman Khan during a

London Bridge station and Tube has now reopened after it was earlier closed, Network Rail said. But trains may continue to be delayed, cancelled or revised while services are reinstated, it added. Both the Conservatives and Labour say they have suspended election campaigning for the night following the

In London, Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn stood side-by-side as they observed a minute's silence, along with the city's mayor Sadiq Khan and members of the public.

It came as:

  • A heavy police presence remains around London Bridge as investigations continue
  • A book of condolence opens at Guildhall Art Gallery and the public are invited to lay flowers outside nearby Mansion House
  • Supportive messages are displayed on notice boards around London Bridge Underground station, including: "Together we stand. An attack on any one of us is an attack on us all"
a man smiling for the camera: Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt had both been students at Cambridge © PA Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt had both been students at Cambridge

At the service, Mr Khan urged people to come together following the killings and said the "best way to defeat this hatred is not by turning on one another but by focusing on the values that bind us".

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the London Bridge knife terror attack

  The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the London Bridge knife terror attack The Islamic State has claimed responsibility on Saturday for the London Bridge knife terror attack on Friday, where two were killed and three wounded.The Islamic State's Amaq news agency said it was one of its soldiers who carried out the attack, but it hasn't offered any proof.

Cambridge vigils for London Bridge attack victims Jump to media player Two friends, who had attended Cambridge University, were stabbed to death in the capital People have paid their respects to two former Cambridge University students who were killed in the London Bridge terror attack.

London Bridge suspect Usman Khan once planned to establish and train at a “terrorist military training facility” We are in touch with the Metropolitan Police, and awaiting further details of the victims . Bomb threat and stabbings at London Bridge . I’m here for the Cambridge U prison ed alumni event.

He said: "We come together this morning as Londoners to remember, to honour and to mourn the innocent lives lost as a result of this horrific terrorist attack on Friday."

The mayor also thanked the public and the emergency services who "ran towards danger, risking their lives to help others".

Meanwhile, Ms Jones' former school, Winchester House, has paid tribute her.

It said in a statement: "We are shocked and saddened by the news of her death as she was an extraordinary young person; an individual who was talented across the realms of sport, music and academia.

a person holding a sign: A heavy police presence remains around London Bridge as investigations continue © PA A heavy police presence remains around London Bridge as investigations continue

"It is rare to witness such selflessness in one so young and we are proud that she was a member of our school. As a community our thoughts and prayers are with her family."

A former classmate of Mr Merritt at Cambridge recalled with great fondness the "tireless advocate for prisoner rehabilitation", and urged people not to forget what he had stood for in life.

Taking the terror out of terrorism: why citizens confront low-tech attackers

  Taking the terror out of terrorism: why citizens confront low-tech attackers Attacks by lone wolves using knives or cars as weapons have become frighteningly common - and yet citizens are becoming less frightened.In the West, particularly in major cities, citizens are becoming increasingly resilient to terrorist attacks. The past decade has brought the rise of the low-tech terrorist attack, as noted by security agencies and widely reported. As the Islamic State encouraged its followers to take up arms by any means possible, global cities began to experience more lone-wolf attackers wielding knives or using vehicles.

Leanne O’Brien, Jack Merritt’ s girlfriend , is comforted by family members during a vigil at the Guildhall in Cambridge. Friends and family of Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt, the two people killed in Friday’ s London Bridge attack, have attended memorials to honour them in London and Cambridge.

LONDON — They were two bright, idealistic young people who believed passionately in prison rehabilitation and threw themselves into a program that educates inmates, aiming to give them hope and reduce their odds of reoffending.

Writing in the New York Times, Emma Goldberg said: "The injustice of somebody murdered while organising for criminal justice feels impossibly sharp."

The remembrance services were held as it emerged that one of nine extremists convicted in 2012 alongside Usman Khan for plotting to attack the London Stock Exchange had been arrested in Stoke-on-Trent.

a close up of text on a white background: Supportive messages have been displayed on boards around London Bridge Underground © PA Supportive messages have been displayed on boards around London Bridge Underground

Nazam Hussain, 34, was detained on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts after a search of his home address, following a review of terrorists released on licence in the wake of the latest atrocity.

Khan, also from Stoke, was on licence and wearing an electronic tag when he launched his deadly assault at a prisoner rehabilitation conference. Three other people were also injured.

The 28-year-old, who was released from prison in December 2018, halfway through a 16-year prison sentence, had been given permission to travel into central London by police and the Probation Service.

Wielding two knives and wearing a fake suicide vest, he was tackled by members of the public, including ex-offenders from the conference, before he was shot dead by police.

Porter who fought off London Bridge attacker with pole reveals what happened .
A porter who tried to stop London Bridge attacker Usman Khan has revealed he followed the terrorist from Fishmongers' Hall, despite being stabbed.In a statement released tonight, Lukasz said he "acted instinctively" when theKhan began stabbing people at a prison rehabilitation event.

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