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London Bridge attack, November 2019: +Jack Merritt

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* [http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5802801/MI5-share-information-20-000-terror-suspects-headteachers-social-workers.html Sajid Javid unveils plans for MI5 to share information on 20,000 terror suspects with teachers, social workers and councils as he reveals 25 Islamist-linked plots have been foiled in past five years] ”Daily Mail” June 4, 2018
 
* [http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5802801/MI5-share-information-20-000-terror-suspects-headteachers-social-workers.html Sajid Javid unveils plans for MI5 to share information on 20,000 terror suspects with teachers, social workers and councils as he reveals 25 Islamist-linked plots have been foiled in past five years] ”Daily Mail” June 4, 2018
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==London Bridge attack, November 2019==
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*[https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-50594810 London Bridge attack: What we know so far] -BBC, Nov./Dec. 2019.
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*:The attack began at 13:58 GMT on Friday (November 29, 2019) at Fishmongers’ Hall, at the north end of London Bridge, where a conference on prisoner rehabilitation was taking place with Khan attending.
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*:Mr Merritt (a Cambridge graduate, one of the two people killed) was a course coordinator at the conference
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*:One man is seen walking away holding a large knife they had retrieved. British Transport Police said he was a plain clothes officer.
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*:The people holding Khan down were moved (=dragged) away by police.
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*:Khan was wearing a hoax explosive device, which the assistant commissioner said looked “very convincing”. He was then shot (and killed, at close range, once the man holding him was dragged aside, judging by the video).
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===Jack Merritt===
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*[https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-50617991 London Bridge attack: Victim Jack Merritt had ‘lust for life’]-BBC, November 30, 2019
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*:A law and criminology graduate, Mr Merritt was a course coordinator for the University of Cambridge’s prison rehabilitation programme.
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*:The project, Learning Together, gives students and inmates the opportunity to study together, to help reduce re-offending – something Mr Merritt had a “deep commitment to”, according to people who worked with him.
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*:A vigil was held in Cambridge, where Mr Merritt was from, on Saturday. His friends, family and those who worked with him have been paying tribute
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===James Ford===
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*[https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/london-bridge-attack-stabbing-latest-convicted-murderer-day-release-james-ford-a9227216.html London Bridge bystander who helped pin down attacker is convicted murderer on day release] – ”The Independent”, November 30, 2019
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*[https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/11/30/london-bridge-attack-prisoner-confronted-terrorist-not-hero/ London Bridge attack: Prisoner who confronted terrorist is not a hero, say family of the woman he murdered] – ”The Telegraph”, November 30, 2019
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*:”James Ford, 42, was out on day release when he joined those who chased Khan out on to the street before he was pinned to the ground on Friday afternoon.
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*:”It is thought Ford rushed to the scene and tried to save the life of a female victim of Khan. Sources said his actions during the attack had probably saved lives.
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*:”Ford was jailed for life with a minimum of 15 years in 2004 for the (‘motiveless’) murder of Amanda Champion, who had a mental age of 15.
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*:”Police had no leads in the case until a Samaritans worker broke the organisation’s strict confidentiality policy and revealed that Ford, a factory worker and amateur wrestler, had called and confessed: “I’ve killed a girl.”
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*:”In the month after murdering Amanda, Ford phoned the charity line 45 times, telling staff he was feeling suicidal. After he admitted his crime, the Samaritans worker – who was later forced out of his job – decided to go to police.
   
 
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