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.