REPORT: First victim of London Bridge terror attack identified, old Twitter post resurfaces

NOVEMBER 30, 2019

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A University of Cambridge graduate who was killed in the London Bridge terror attack has been described as a “beautiful spirit”, as it emerged he ran towards the incident after hearing screams.

Jack Merritt, 25, was a course coordinator at Learning Together, which organised the prison rehabilitation conference attended by Usman Khan before his deadly rampage on Friday afternoon.

The article goes on to state the following:

An eyewitness told Sky News that Mr Merritt ran towards the scene of the attack in Fishmongers’ Hall after hearing screams inside the venue.

In addition to Merritt, Khan, 28, also killed a woman, who has not yet been publicly identified. He wounded three additional people in his stabbing rampage before police shot him dead.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack. Khan was released from prison last year after serving half of a 16-year prison sentence for plotting to bomb the London Stock Exchange. He was still wearing an electronic tag since he was out on probation.

Ironically, an old Twitter post has resurfaced, which Merritt wrote in November 2015. He tweeted, “‘It’s not the refugee outflows that cause terrorism, it is terrorism, tyranny, and war that create refugees.'”

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