Update: London Bridge attack victim named as Jack Merritt

One of the people stabbed to death in Friday’s attack at London Bridge has been named as 25-year-old University of Cambridge graduate Jack Merritt.

He was one of two people killed when 28-year-old Usman Khan launched the attack at a Cambridge University conference on prisoner rehabilitation.

Khan, who had been jailed over a terror plot, was shot dead by police after members of the public restrained him.

A woman who died in the attack – declared by officers as a terrorist incident – has not yet been named. Three others were injured.

Mr Merritt, from Cambridge, was a course coordinator for Learning Together, a prisoners’ rehabilitation programme which was hosting the conference at Fishmongers’ Hall, at the north end of London Bridge.

Khan had taken part in the scheme while in prison and was one of dozens of people – including students and offenders – at the event.

Mourning his loss, David Merritt took to Twitter, saying that his son Jack was a “a beautiful spirit who always took the side of the underdog”.



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