30 Nov 2019

University of Cambridge graduate named as London Bridge attack victim

Cambridge University worker Jack Merritt has been named as one of the two people killed by the London Bridge attacker Usman Khan.

Mr Merritt’s father David described him as a ‘beautiful spirit’ – but said his son would not wish his death to be used as a pretext for more draconian sentences.

More details are now emerging of what happened – and the heroism of members of the public who managed to tackle the attacker to the ground.

The Queen added to the tributes – sending her ‘enduring thanks’ to all those who had put their lives at risk to protect others.

But the early release from prison of a convicted terrorist is also raising serious questions about the criminal justice system.