Second victim of London Bridge attack is named as 23-year-old former Cambridge student who was volunteering at prisoner rehabilitaion conference where terrorist’s knife frenzy began
The second victim of the London Bridge terror attack has been named as a 23-year-old former Cambridge University student.
Saskia Jones, 23, of Stratford-upon-Avon, died alongside Jack Merritt, 25, of Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, after Usman Khan went on a stabbing frenzy in London on Friday.
Both were graduates of the University of Cambridge and were involved in the Learning Together programme – Jack as a co-ordinator and Saskia as a volunteer. Family liaison officers are supporting their families.
One of the other people injured was allowed to return home today, while two remain in hospital.
Saskia Jones, 23, (pictured) of Stratford-upon-Avon, died alongside Jack Merritt, 25, of Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, after Usman Khan went on a stabbing frenzy in London on Friday
Her family paid tribute to her in an emotional statement today, which read: ‘Saskia was a funny, kind, positive influence at the centre of many people’s lives. 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.
‘This is an extremely painful time for the family. Saskia will leave a huge void in our lives and we would request that our privacy is fully respected.’
Jack Merritt (left), 25, of Cottenham, Cambridge, was the first victim to be named. He died after being stabbed by Usman Khan (right)