Saskia Jones Wiki
Saskia Jones, of Stratford-upon-Avon, died alongside Jack Merritt, 25, of Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, after Usman Khan, 28, went on a deadly knife frenzy in London on Friday.
The second victim of the London Bridge terror attack has been named as another young Cambridge University graduate.
Saskia Jones Age
She was 23 years old.
Saskia Jones Early Life
Miss Jones was a cadet during her time at Cambridge and also worked as a personal trainer.
She described herself on her LinkedIn page as: ‘Passionate about people, education, and inspiring others.’
Saskia Jones Friend Leanne O’Brien
Victim Jack Merritt is pictured on a recent holiday to Seville with his girlfriend veterinary science student Leanne O’Brien
Saskia Jones Education
Her undergraduate and postgraduate research focused on violence against women and girls with additional voluntary work with inmates at HMP Grendon whilst at Cambridge University.
She was completing a two-year graduate program with West Midlands Police and studied at Anglia Ruskin University before Cambridge.
Mr. Merritt’s family described their 25-year-old son a ‘beautiful, talented boy’, saying he died ‘doing what he loved’.
‘He lit up our lives and the lives of his many friends and colleagues, and we will miss him terribly,’
Saskia Jones Second victim of London Bridge attack
Both graduates were taking part in a prisoner rehabilitation conference that was trying to rehabilitate the likes of the terrorist who went on to kill them. Miss Jones was working as a volunteer and Mr. Merritt as a coordinator.
Khan was on license and wearing an electronic monitoring tag when he attended the conference organized by the Cambridge University scheme Learning Together at Fishmongers’ Hall near London Bridge.
He was shot dead by police after members of the public bravely rushed to disarm him, one with a narwhal tusk taken from the venue.
The attack left three other people injured, one of whom was a member of staff, the university’s vice-chancellor Stephen Toope has said.
Today one of the people injured in the horrific attack was allowed to return home, while two others remain in hospital.
Saskia Jones Family Statement
Miss Jones’s family’s heart-breaking statement read: ‘Saskia was a funny, kind, positive influence at the center 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 program, wishing to specialize 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.’