ENGLISH NEWS: Woman killed in London Bridge terror attack was former Cambridge University student

TERRORIST ATTACK: Two people died with others being seriously injured in the terror attack on London Bridge. Credit: Reuters.

THE woman killed in the London Bridge terror attack has been revealed as a former University of Cambridge student.

The woman, who has not yet been named, was one of two people who died in the attack carried out by convicted terrorist Usman Khan on Friday afternoon (November 29).

The other victim has been named as 25-year-old Jack Merritt, who graduated from the University of Cambridge and went on to work as a Course Coordinator for its Learning Together programme which aimed at improving prisoner rehabilitation.

Professor Stephen J Toope, Vice-Chancellor of the university, revealed that a member of staff at the institution was also among the three people injured in the stabbing rampage. In a statement he condemned the attack, saying:

“Our university condemns this abhorrent and senseless act of terror. Our condolences, our thoughts and our deepest sympathies are with the victims and their families.”

Learning Together had organised a prisoner rehabilitation conference attended by Khan at Fishmongers’ Hall near London Bridge before he launched his horrifying attack. Armed with two knives and wearing a fake suicide vest, Khan killed Mr Merritt and the unnamed ex-Cambridge student, as well as injuring several others before he was shot dead by the police.

Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said the convicted terrorist was released from prison in December 2018 where he was jailed for plotting a terrorist attack on the London Stock Exchange. As Euro Weekly News understands, Khan had been living in the Staffordshire area at the time.

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