Second victim of London Bridge terror attack named as Saskia Jones

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The second victim of Friday’s London Bridge terror attack has been named as 23-year-old Saskia Jones.

In a statement from her family, the former Cambridge student was described as a ‘funny, kind, positive influence at the centre of many people’s lives.’

Saskia was killed alongside University of Cambridge graduate Jack Merritt, 25, when they were stabbed by terrorist Usman Khan, 28.

The second victim has been named as Saskia Jones.

Khan, who was wearing an electronic tag while out on licence, was taking part in a prisoner rehabilitation hosted by Cambridge University scheme Learning Together at Fishmongers’ Hall near London Bridge. Jack was a course coordinator and Saskia a volunteer. 

Saskia’s family’s statement went on to say: ‘She had a wonderful sense of mischievous fun and was generous to the point of always wanting to see the best in all people.

‘She was intent on living life to the full and had a wonderful thirst for knowledge, enabling her to be the best she could be.

‘Saskia had a great passion for providing invaluable support to victims of criminal injustice, which led her to the point of recently applying for the police graduate recruitment programme, wishing to specialise in victim support.’

In their statement, Jack’s family called him a ‘beautiful’ ‘talented boy adding: ‘He lit up our lives and the lives of his many friends and colleagues, and we will miss him terribly.’

Yesterday tributes were being left at London Bridge for the victims with one sign reading: ‘I love you forever. I am so proud of you’

Jack Merritt (centre) with his parents. (Credit: Twitter)
Tributes left at London Bridge. (Credit: Getty)
Forensic Police at the scene of the London Bridge terror attack. (Credit: Getty)

Three other people were injured in the attack which saw Khan go on a rampage with two knives, one of which was taped to his hand. 

The attack is said to have unfolded at Fishmongers’ Hall where the rehabilitation program was taking place, before spilling out onto London Bridge where terrified people ran for their lives.

He was shot dead by police on London Bridge on Friday after members of the public and fellow participants in his rehabilitation program wrestled him to the ground. 

Terrorist Usman Khan.

Khan was part of a group arrested in 2010 after an Al Qaeda cell plot was uncovered to blow up iconic sites in London and kill Boris Johnson. He was sentenced to 16 years in prison but was released after eight years. 

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