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UK News Victims killed in London Bridge terror attack are honoured at vigil

13:35  02 december  2019
13:35  02 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

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A vigil will be held at Guildhall Yard in the City of London on Monday for the victims of the terror attack on London Bridge last Friday. The two people killed — Saskia Jones, 23, and Jack Merritt, 25 — will be honored in the memorial service. The ceremony will also pay tribute to the emergency

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a table that has a sign on the side of a building: Floral tributes for victims of the terrorist attack (Yui Mok/PA) © Yui Mok Floral tributes for victims of the terrorist attack (Yui Mok/PA)

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have paid tribute to the victims of the London Bridge terror attack at a vigil in London on Monday morning.

The pair stood side-by-side were joined by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and members of the public in observing a minute’s silence for former University of Cambridge students Saskia Jones, 23, and Jack Merritt, 25, who were fatally stabbed by 28-year-old convicted terrorist Usman Khan during a prisoner rehabilitation event they were both supporting.

The Mayor called for London’s residents to come together following the killings and work together for a future “not defined by hatred but defined by hope, unity and love”.

London Bridge terror attack: Vigil to be held for victims Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt

  London Bridge terror attack: Vigil to be held for victims Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt A vigil will be held on Monday morning to pay tribute to the victims of the London Bridge terror attack. Former University of Cambridge students Saskia Jones, 23, and Jack Merritt, 25, were fatally stabbed by convicted terrorist Usman Khan during a prisoner rehabilitation event at Fishmongers’ Hall on Friday. The remembrance service at 11am at Guildhall Yard will also honour the members of the public and emergency services who responded to the incident. The mayor of London is expected to attend.The Queen was among those to praise the brave actions of members of the public who tackled the terrorist.

The devastated girlfriend of London Bridge terror attack victim Jack Merritt wept today as she attended a vigil to remember those who died. Jack Merritt and (right) Saskia Jones (right) were killed in Friday's terror attack . The attack has prompted the Ministry of Justice to review the licence

A vigil will be held to pay tribute to the victims killed in the London Bridge terror attack and to honour the emergency services and members of Convicted of terror offences in February 2012, he was released from prison on licence in December 2018, halfway through his 16-year prison sentence.

The remembrance service at Guildhall Yard comes as West Midlands Police said a 34-year-old man arrested in Stoke-on-Trent on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts had been recalled to prison due to a suspected breach of his licence conditions.

He has been named in reports as Nazam Hussain who was jailed with Usman in 2012 for terrorism offences, and like Usman had been released early on licence after successfully appealing against his original indeterminate sentence.

Officers from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit held him after a search of his home on Saturday.

The force has said there is no information to suggest he was involved in Khan’s attack at London Bridge.

Khan, 28, also from Stoke, was on licence and wearing an electronic monitoring tag when he launched the attack, which injured three others, after he was invited to the prisoner rehabilitation conference on Friday afternoon.

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London Bridge terror attack victims as families, cops and faith leaders join thousands to honour London Mayor Sadiq Khan bows his head during a vigil in Potters Fields Park this eveningCredit People queue to lay flowers after a vigil for victims of Saturday's attack in London BridgeCredit: AP

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The event was organised held by Learning Together, a programme associated with Cambridge University’s Institute of Criminology.

a group of people standing next to a person in a suit and tie: Jack Merritt and (right) Saskia Jones (Metropolitan Police/PA) © Provided by PA Media Jack Merritt and (right) Saskia Jones (Metropolitan Police/PA)

The attack has prompted the Ministry of Justice to review the licence conditions of every convicted terrorist released from prison, which Prime Minister Boris Johnson said was “probably about 74” people.

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland said any of the individuals concerned who was found to be in breach of their licence conditions would be recalled to prison.

“I will be meeting my officials this morning to satisfy myself about not only those cases, but also people who are about to be released and also a wider group who weren’t convicted of terrorism offences but who present an extremist risk in the prison system,” he told the BBC.

Mr Buckland said an order had already been issue preventing prisoners on early release attending events such as that where Khan carried out his attack.

Vigils to honour London Bridge terror attack victims Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt

  Vigils to honour London Bridge terror attack victims Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt Crowds came to pay their respects to Saskia Jones, 23, and Jack Merritt, 25, who were stabbed by a convicted terroristMourners observed a minute's silence for former University of Cambridge students Saskia Jones, 23, and Jack Merritt, 25, who were fatally stabbed by convicted terrorist Usman Khan during a prisoner rehabilitation event on Saturday.

A vigil will be held to pay tribute to the victims killed in the London Bridge terror attack and to honour the emergency services and members of Convicted of terror offences in February 2012, he was released from prison on licence in December 2018, halfway through his 16-year prison sentence.

London Bridge attack victim Jack Merritt speaks to BBC Radio 4 about work with inmates. A vigil for the two victims was held at Great St Mary’s Church in Cambridge. A note today was placed Chilling echoes of London Bridge terror attack two years ago. Three terrorists killed eight people

Mr Johnson has vowed to take steps to ensure people are not released early when they commit serious offences.

But the family of Mr Merritt, from Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, asked for his death to not to be used to justify introducing “even more draconian sentences” on offenders in a heartfelt tribute released on Sunday.

They said: “He lit up our lives and the lives of his many friends and colleagues, and we will miss him terribly.

“Jack lived his principles; he believed in redemption and rehabilitation, not revenge, and he always took the side of the underdog.

“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.”

And in a tweet on Sunday evening, Mr Merritt’s father David said: “Don’t use my son’s death, and his and his colleague’s photos – to promote your vile propaganda.

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A vigil will be held to pay tribute to the victims killed in the London Bridge terror attack and to honour the emergency services and members of the public who responded to the incident. Former University of Cambridge students Saskia Jones, 23, and Jack Merritt, 25, were fatally stabbed by

London Bridge was the scene of another attack , on 3 June 2017, in which eight people were killed and many more injured. This latest attack comes after the UK's terrorism threat level was downgraded on 4 November from "severe" to "substantial", meaning that attacks were thought to be "likely" rather

“Jack stood against everything you stand for – hatred, division, ignorance.”

Miss Jones, a volunteer with Learning Together from Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, was described as having a “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.

“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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Khan, who was living in Stafford, was given permission to travel into the heart of London by police and the Probation Service.

Convicted of terror offences in February 2012, he was released from prison on licence in December 2018, halfway through his 16-year prison sentence.

He launched the fatal attack at the Learning Together event just before 2pm on Friday.

Armed with 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.

One of the three people injured in the attack has been allowed to return home while the other two remain in a stable condition in hospital.

No-one else is being sought over the attack.

London Bridge attacker's body to be buried in Pakistan .
The body of Usman Khan, who killed two people in a terrorist attack in London Bridge, has been released by the City of London coroner and has been flown to Pakistan. © Other Usman Khan was one of nine members of a terror group that plotted to bomb the London Stock Exchange Officials at Islamabad International Airport confirmed to Sky News that the 28-year-old's body had been flown out from the UK on a passenger plane on Thursday afternoon and arrived in Pakistan on Friday morning.

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