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World 'You are phenomenal': Girlfriend's tribute to London Bridge victim

18:22  03 december  2019
18:22  03 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.

The girlfriend of London Bridge attack victim Jack Merritt has called him " phenomenal " and promised: "Together, we will make a difference." On Monday, Ms O'Brien was seen breaking down in tears as she and Mr Merritt' s family gathered at a vigil in Cambridge to pay tribute to him.

The girlfriend of Jack Merritt, killed in the London Bridge terror attack, has paid an emotional tribute to the “ phenomenal ” Cambridge graduate. Sharing the article, O’Brien said: “My love, you are phenomenal and have opened so many doors for those that society turned their backs on.

The girlfriend of London Bridge terror attack victim Jack Merritt has described him as a "phenomenal man" who "opened so many doors for those that society turned their backs on".

a man and a woman sitting at a table posing for the camera: Jack Merritt pictured with his girlfriend Leanne O'Brien © PA Jack Merritt pictured with his girlfriend Leanne O'Brien

Leanne O'Brien paid tribute to the 25-year-old in a message on Facebook, writing: "My love, you are phenomenal and have opened so many doors for those that society turned their backs on."

She added: "Together, we will make a difference."

Mr Merritt and fellow Cambridge University graduate Saskia Jones, 23, were both stabbed to death by convicted terrorist Usman Khan during a prisoner rehabilitation event at Fishmonger's Hall last Friday.

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London Bridge attack victim Jack Merritt speaks to BBC Radio 4 about work with inmates. The Learning Together network pairs criminals with a law student to study. Jack had spoken candidly about his work helping inmates at Warren Hill prison in Suffolk on BBC Radio 4' s Law in Action podcast.

▶️ Vigils were held, Monday, December 2, to pay tribute to the two people killed in the London Bridge attack on Friday. The girlfriend of Jack Merritt, 25, who died along with 23-year old Saskia Jones, arrived in tears at a vigil in Cambridge. 👉 The victims were both former students active in a

a person smiling for the camera: Saskia Jones died in Friday's attack © PA Saskia Jones died in Friday's attack

Friends and family gathered to pay tribute to the pair at a service in the city on Monday, where Ms O'Brien was seen being comforted after breaking down in tears.

a person smiling for the camera: Jack Merritt was a Cambridge University graduate © PA Jack Merritt was a Cambridge University graduate

Her Facebook post came after The Guardian published a memorial article written by Mr Merritt's father.

David Merritt said his son would have been "livid" at how his death has been used to "perpetuate an agenda of hate", amid criticism of the prime minister for politicising the tragedy.

Boris Johnson has been condemned for appearing to blame the incident on sentencing laws that allowed Khan to be released halfway through a 16-year jail term for plotting to blow up the London Stock Exchange.

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THE girlfriend of one of the London Bridge terror attack victim ' s is distraught over his death, pals have revealed. One friend told the Mail on Sunday Jack that Leanna is "beside herself". Grieving dad David Merritt paid tribute to his son as a "beautiful spirit" - and referenced his son' s extensive work

Vigils for the victims of the London Bridge attack have been held in London and Cambridge. Mr Merritt' s family and his girlfriend attended the service in Cambridge outside the Guildhall. She paid tribute to the workers at Fishmongers' Hall, who she said went to work to offer hospitality, but found

The 28-year-old, who was armed with two knives and a fake suicide vest when he launched his deadly attack last week, had his sentence quashed at the Court of Appeal in April 2013.

Khan was given a determinate 16-year jail term, with a five-year extended licence period, which meant he was automatically released halfway through the sentence.

The law changed in 2012 - and if Khan was given the same sentence today, he would have had to serve at least two-thirds of the term and would only be released if the Parole Board agreed.

Mr Johnson has said "too many people are released automatically on to our streets and we need to address that".

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

  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, 23, of Stratford-upon-Avon, died alongside Jack Merritt, 25, of Cottenham after Usman Khan went on a stabbing frenzy in London on Friday.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.

Media captionWhat happened at London Bridge stabbing incident? The Metropolitan Police said the attack is believed to have started inside Fishmongers' Hall at 13:58 GMT on Friday, before continuing onto London Bridge itself, where Khan was shot Girlfriend ' s tribute to ' phenomenal ' Jack Merritt.

The first victim of the # LondonBridge terror attack has been named: Jack Merritt. Colleagues and friends offered tributes to Jack Merritt. Serena Wright, a lecturer in criminology, wrote on Twitter: “David, I knew your son through Learning Together and I loved him to pieces – he was the sweetest

Jack Merritt was a co-ordinator for Learning Together, a programme aimed at bringing offenders and people in higher education to "study alongside each other".

Miss Jones, from Statford-upon-Avon, was a volunteer on the programme and was described as having "great passion" for providing support to victims of crime by her family.

In a statement, they said: "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."

Dr Amy Ludlow, co-organiser of Learning Together, has said she is "grateful for the many messages" that her organisation has received and called the events on Friday "heartbreaking".

In an automated email to those contacting her, she said the organisation will continue to "stand together with our community in love, hope and solidarity".

She wrote: "It is impossible to respond to every email sent to us at the moment but please know that we appreciate everyone's care at such a devastating time and we stand together with our community in love, hope and solidarity."

The death toll from last week's attack could have been higher but for the actions of a number of bystanders.

Sky News has been told of the extraordinary account of Lukasz, who was working in the basement at Fishmongers' Hall when the attack began.

Fishmongers' Hall chief executive Toby Williamson hailed his colleague, who fought the terrorist "until the end" to buy time for others to escape - despite being stabbed five times.

Others who tackled Khan included a man who sprayed the terrorist with a fire extinguisher and a tour company manager who tried to force him to release one of his knives by stamping on his wrist.

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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