By George Stephens • 04 December 2019 • 22:17
University of Cambridge graduates Jack Merritt, 25, and 23-year-old Saskia Jones were killed by convicted terrorist Usman Khan during his deadly rampage last Friday.
Mr Merritt was working as a co-ordinator at a prisoner rehabilitation conference at Fishmongers’ Hall where Khan launched his attack, while Ms Jones was a volunteer at the event.
At the Old Bailey today, City of London senior coroner Alison Hewitt opened and adjourned inquests into the two victims’ deaths.
Detective Superintendent Desmond McHugh told the hearing that police were called at 1.58pm on Friday following reports that “a male was attacking delegates at the event within Fishmongers’ Hall”.
Ms Jones was pronounced dead at the hall at 2.25pm, while Mr Merritt died in nearby William Street at 3.14pm having been moved on a stretcher by police, he added.
Pathologist Dr Fegan-Earl said each victim died from shock and haemorrhaging as a result of a stab wound to the chest.
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