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UK News London Bridge victims died after being stabbed in chest, inquest hears

17:26  04 december  2019
17:26  04 december  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Media captionWhat happened at London Bridge stabbing incident? Two members of the public have died and another three people were injured in a stabbing attack at London Bridge Cressida Dick told a press conference the stabbing attack, which has been declared a terrorist incident, began

a man smiling for the camera: Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt were killed in the London Bridge attack © PA Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt were killed in the London Bridge attack 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.

a person smiling for the camera: Jack Merritt was a coordinator at a prisoner rehabilitation conference © 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.

London Bridge: Knife attacker shot dead and several people injured in terror attack

  London Bridge: Knife attacker shot dead and several people injured in terror attack A number of people were stabbed by the knifeman before he was grappled to the ground by members of the public and shot dead by armed police.Several people were stabbed by the knifeman before he was grappled to the ground and disarmed by members of the public.

CCTV footage shows London Bridge victim Sara Zelenak before she was attacked - video. Clint Wallis, a police officer, told the inquest that when he found Zelenak, who had been stabbed in the neck, on the ground He attempted to give her chest compressions, but these failed to revive her.

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At the Old Bailey on Wednesday, City of London senior coroner Alison Hewitt opened and adjourned inquests into the two victims' deaths.

Detective Superintendent Desmond McHugh told the hearing that Ms Jones was pronounced dead at Fishmongers' Hall at 2.25pm on Friday, while Mr Merritt died a short distance away from the hall at 3.14pm having been moved on a stretcher by police.

a person smiling for the camera: Saskia Jones had planned to join the police © PA Saskia Jones had planned to join the police

Pathologist Dr Fegan-Earl said each victim died from shock and haemorrhaging as a result of a stab wound to the chest.

Three other people were injured in the attack, two are said to be in a stable condition in hospital while the third has returned home.

a person standing in front of a building with a blue umbrella: Usman Khan killed two people in knife attack in London Bridge © Other Usman Khan killed two people in knife attack in London Bridge

A date for the full inquest - which will be heard by the chief coroner of England and Wales, Mark Lucraft QC - will be fixed at a future date, the hearing was told.

Ms Hewitt will open the inquest into the death of Khan later today.

The hearings come just months after the conclusion of the Old Bailey inquests into the deaths of eight innocent people during the 2017 London Bridge terror attack.

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