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UK News Girlfriend's anguish at memorial for London Bridge victims

15:05  02 december  2019
15:05  02 december  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

London Bridge terrorist killed two innocent bystanders before hero police shot him dead after passers-by wrestled him to ground after stabbing rampage left up to 12 hurt

  London Bridge terrorist killed two innocent bystanders before hero police shot him dead after passers-by wrestled him to ground after stabbing rampage left up to 12 hurt One video filmed on London Bridge today shows what appears to be police pulling equipment out of a vehicle nearby. Those in the video can be heard saying: 'They've actually got guns out.'Armed police shot dead a knifeman wearing a fake suicide vest today after he stabbed up to five people in a shocking terrorist attack as frightened crowds fled the scene.

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

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

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

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.

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 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.

Revealed: Hero filmed tackling London Bridge terrorist with a fire extinguisher was a heroin addict and convicted killer - before turning his life around after meeting Jack Merritt who died in the attack

  Revealed: Hero filmed tackling London Bridge terrorist with a fire extinguisher was a heroin addict and convicted killer - before turning his life around after meeting Jack Merritt who died in the attack John Crilly, 48, who is out on licence after serving 13 years for manslaughter, pursued Khan from the prisoner's rehabilitation conference after seeing Mr Merritt stabbed in the chest. © Provided by Daily Mail John Crilly (holding his degree certificate) is pictured on his graduation in Manchester with his mentor and 'the best guy he ever met' Jack Merrit, 25, who was murdered by Usman Khan last Friday Crilly, a former heroin addict and career criminal, was originally sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after a 71-year-old pensioner was killed by his accomplice in a botched burglary.

London Bridge attack: Girlfriend of terror victim Jack Merritt comforted at memorial .

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". Girlfriend ' s anguish at memorial for victims . Sky News. See more videos.

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.

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 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".

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".

The 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.

What You Won’t Hear About the London Bridge Attacks

  What You Won’t Hear About the London Bridge Attacks The Usman Khan situation is more complicated than either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Corbyn acknowledge. Don't expect real debate during an election.There’s an important debate to be had after Friday’s terrorist attack on London Bridge: At what point is it safe to release a prisoner convicted of terrorism back into the public? There’s no chance of that debate taking place now in the final throes of a bitterly contested U.K. general election campaign. Instead there’s an unseemly blame game.

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". Girlfriend ' s anguish at memorial for victims . Sky News. See more videos.

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". Girlfriend ' s anguish at memorial for victims . Sky News. See more videos.

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, which also injured three others.

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.

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