Jack Merritt stabbing victim, had ‘lust for life’

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Jack Merritt stabbing victim, had ‘lust for life’.

One of the two people stabbed to death in the London Bridge terrorist attack has been identified. Jack Merritt, a 25-year-old University of Cambridge graduate, was killed when Usman Khan, 28, started the attack Friday at a conference on prisoner rehabilitation at the north end of London Bridge. The BBC reports Merritt was a course coordinator for Learning Together, a rehabilitation program for prisoners, which was hosting the conference. Merritt’s father, David, said on Twitter that he was a “a beautiful spirit who always took the side of the underdog.”

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“My son, Jack, who was killed in this attack, would not wish his death to be used as the pretext for more draconian sentences or for detaining people unnecessarily,” he added. A woman who died in the attack has not yet been named. Three others were injured.

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