Woman killed in London Bridge terror attack was former University of Cambridge student

1 December 2019, 13:47 | Updated: 1 December 2019, 15:34

Woman killed in London Bridge terror attack was former University of Cambridge student
Woman killed in London Bridge terror attack was former University of Cambridge student. Picture: PA

The news was announced in a statement by the University of Cambridge's vice-chancellor professor.

Stephen J Toope, the University of Cambridge's vice-chancellor professor, has said that the woman who was killed in the London Bridge terror attack on Friday was a former student at the university.

The other victim of the attack was Jack Merritt.

A member of staff was also injured.

In a statement, Toope said: "I am devastated to learn that among the victims of the London Bridge attack were staff and alumni of the University of Cambridge, taking part in an event to mark five years of the Learning Together programme.

"What should have been a joyous opportunity to celebrate the achievements of this unique and socially transformative programme, hosted by our Institute of Criminology, was instead disrupted by an unspeakable criminal act.

"I am sad beyond words to report that a course coordinator, Jack Merritt, was killed, as was a former student not yet named by the Metropolitan Police.

"Among the three people injured, whose identities have not been publicly released, is a member of University staff.

Our University condemns this abhorrent and senseless act of terror."

He added: "We will be providing all the support we can to our colleagues, including counselling for staff and students who are affected by the event.

We are grateful to the Metropolitan Police, to local emergency services, and to those members of the public – including students, staff, alumni and other participants at the event – who selflessly intervened to contain the incident."

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