London Bridge Attack: Knifeman Who Killed Two Named As Convicted Terrorist Usman Khan
The London Bridge knifeman who killed two in an attack on Friday has been named by police as convicted terrorist Usman Khan. Metropolitan Police assistant commissioner Neil Basu said 28-year-old Khan, who was shot dead by police, had been living in the Staffordshire area and confirmed officers were searching an address in the county. Police are “not actively seeking anyone else” over the attack, which left a man and a woman dead and three others – two women and a man – in hospital. In a statement, Basu said: “We are now in a position to confirm the identity of the suspect as 28-year-old Usman Khan, who had been residing in the Staffordshire area.
The second victim of the London Bridge attack was a former student at Cambridge University , it has been confirmed. "I am sad beyond words to report that a course coordinator, Jack Merritt, was killed , as was a former student not yet named by the Metropolitan Police.
The identity of the second victim of jihadist Usman Khan’s knife attack on London Bridge has been revealed as Saskia Jones, a 23-year-old former student at the University of Cambridge . Jones was taking part in an event in Fishmongers’ Hall to mark five years of the university ’s Learning Together
Police have named the second victim of the London Bridge attack as former University of Cambridge student Saskia Jones.
The 23-year-old’s family paid tribute to a “funny, kind, positive influence” in a statement released by the Metropolitan Police, confirming she and fellow Cambridge alumni 25-year-old Jack Merritt were fatally stabbed by convicted terrorist Usman Khan.
Khan, 28, was on licence and wearing an electronic monitoring tag when he attended a conference on prisoner rehabilitation hosted by Cambridge University scheme Learning Together at Fishmongers’ Hall near London Bridge.
Review under way after Cambridge alumni confirmed as London attack victims
Cambridge University have said the two victims were former students and another injured was a member of staff.The 28-year-old, who was released halfway through his 16-year sentence, fatally stabbed 25-year-old Jack Merritt and another Cambridge alumnus who is yet to be named.
A woman killed in the London Bridge attack was a former Cambridge student , the university has said. In a statement, Prof Stephen J Toope, the vice-chancellor of the university , said: “I am devastated to learn that among the victims of the London Bridge attack were staff and alumni of the
THE woman killed in the London Bridge terror attack on Friday was a former Cambridge University student , it has been revealed. Usman Khan, 28, lashed out at 25-year-old Jack Merritt and a woman who had attended Cambridge University . Questions have emerged around how the terrorist - who
The attack on Friday afternoon left three other people injured, one of whom is a member of staff, the university’s vice-chancellor Stephen Toope said.
Ms Jones, of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, attended the programme as a volunteer, while Mr Merritt was there as a co-coordinator.
A statement from her family said: “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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The second victim of the London Bridge terror attack has been named as a 23-year-old former Cambridge University student . Both were graduates of the University of Cambridge and were involved in the Learning Together programme – Jack as a co-ordinator and Saskia as a volunteer.
Dozens of people were in attendance, including students from Cambridge University and former prisoners. London Bridge was the scene of another attack, on 3 June 2017, in which eight people In some cases a selection of your comments will be published, displaying your name as you provide it
“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.”
Mr Merritt’s family called the 25-year-old a “beautiful, talented boy” in a statement released on their behalf on Sunday, 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,” the statement said.
But they asked for his death not to be used to justify introducing “even more draconian sentences” on offenders, after Boris Johnson vowed to take steps to ensure people are not released early when they commit serious offences.
The statement continued: “We know Jack would not want this terrible, 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.”
Woman killed in London Bridge terror attack was 'Cambridge University student'
Professor Stephen J Toope, vice-chancellor of the university, confirmed the second victim was also a member of the university. The woman has yet to be named. She and 25-year-old Jack Merritt, who was coordinating an ex-prisoners’ conference which killer Usman Khan had been allowed to attend, were killed in the attack. © PA Usman Khan was part of an al Qaida-inspired plot to detonate a bomb at the London Stock Exchange in 2012 A member of university staff was also injured.
The former Cambridge University student , from Stratford-upon Avon, in Warwickshire, had been working as a volunteer London Bridge terror attack: Second victim named as 23-year-old volunteer and Cambridge graduate Saskia Jones. ‘Saskia was a funny, kind, positive influence at the centre of
The mission of the University of Cambridge is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. It is one of the world’s leading research universities , and offers a wealth of study opportunities for individuals from around the world.
The attack has prompted the Ministry of Justice to review the licence conditions of every convicted terrorist released from prison, which the Prime Minister says is “probably about 74” people.
Mr Johnson told BBC One’s The Andrew Marr Show that the other individuals were now “being properly invigilated to make sure there is no threat” and called the convicted terrorist’s release from prison “repulsive”.
Khan, who was living in Stafford, was given permission to travel into the heart of London by police and the probation service.
Armed with two knives and wearing a fake suicide vest, Khan was tackled by members of the public, including ex-offenders from the conference, before he was shot dead by police on London Bridge.
The 28-year-old was part of an al Qaida-inspired terror group and was convicted of terror offences in February 2012.
Khan, who had been based in Stoke-on-Trent, was handed an indeterminate sentence for public protection, with a minimum term of eight years – meaning he could have been kept in prison for as long he was deemed to be a threat to the public.
The sentence was quashed at the Court of Appeal in April 2013 and he was given a determinate 16-year jail term, with a five-year extended licence period, under legislation which meant he was released automatically halfway through the sentence.
Sentencing law changed later in 2012, and if Khan was given the same sentence today he would have had to serve at least two-thirds of it.
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.
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.