UK News Trump 'pledges support' after London Bridge attack leaves one dead
Britain to honour its dead with vigil after London Bridge attack
Britain to honour its dead with vigil after London Bridge attackLONDON (Reuters) - Britain will on Monday honour the two people who were killed when a militant knife man went on a stabbing spree near London Bridge in an attack that has thrust criminal justice to the centre of the election campaign.
Donald Trump has condemned theas a “horrific act of violence” - and pledged support to the UK.
The American president’s statement came after a terror attack unfolded in London Bridge on Friday afternoon.
The attack left one person dead, as well as several with knife injuries.
The suspect, who was shot dead at the scene by police, was believed to have been wearing a hoax explosive device.
London Bridge terror victims died after being stabbed in chest
An inquest has heard how University of Manchester graduate Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones both died after suffering a stab wound to the chest.University of Manchester graduate Jack Merritt, 25, and Ms Jones, 23, were attacked during a prisoner rehabilitation event at Fishmongers' Hall last Friday afternoon.
Mr Trump has been briefed on the situation, a White House official said.
Spokesperson Judd Deere said: "President (Donald) Trump has been briefed on this morning's attack at the London Bridge and is monitoring the situation.
“The United States strongly condemns all horrific acts of violence on innocent people, and we pledge our full support to our ally, the United Kingdom."
Prime minister Boris Johnson said: “I’m being kept updated on the incident at London Bridge and want to thank the police and all emergency services for their immediate response.”
London Bridge terror attack: what we know
Police confirm suspect was shot and killed in terror attackDespite reports suggesting that the attacker was wearing explosives, Metropolitan Police assistant commissioner Neil Basu said the device was believed to be a hoax.
Prominent Trump campaigner David Wohl has sparked controversy for comments over the latest terror attack in London.
He write: “If law-abiding Londoners could carry firearms legally, it probably wouldn't have happened.
London Bridge victims died after being stabbed in chest, inquest hears
The two victims of the London Bridge terror attack died after being stabbed in the chest, an inquest has heard. University of Cambridge graduates Jack Merritt, 25, and 23-year-old Saskia Jones were killed by convicted terrorist Usman Khan during his deadly rampage last Friday. © PA Jack Merritt was a coordinator at a prisoner rehabilitation conference Mr Hall was working as a co-ordinator at a prisoner rehabilitation conference at Fishmongers' Hall where Khan launched his attack, while Ms Jones was a volunteer at the event.
"Amazing how bold the terrorists are when they know their victims will be unarmed."
Takeaway fromincident: If law-abiding Londoners could carry firearms legally, it probably wouldn't have happened.
Amazing how bold the terrorists are when they know their victims will be unarmed.— David Wohl (@DavidWohl)
Mr Trump has previously made comments on various stabbing incidents in London - and an ensuing feud with London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
In June of this year, Mr Trump publicly attacked London Mr Khan, and blamed him for London escalating violent crime rate.
He tweeted: ”He is a national disgrace who is destroying the City of London!”
London Bridge terror suspect named by police .
The terror suspect shot dead on London Bridge has been named as 28-year-old Usman Khan, police say. Khan was convicted in 2012 for terrorism offences and released from prison in December 2018 on licence, Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu has said.Mr Basu said Khan had been living in the Staffordshire area and officers were searching the address.
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