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Vigil Held To Honour London Bridge Terror Attack Victims

University of Cambridge students Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt were fatally stabbed in the terror attack.

A vigil has been held to remember the victims who died in the London Bridge terror attack last week.

Former University of Cambridge students Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt were fatally stabbed by convicted terrorist Usman Khan during a prisoner rehabilitation event they were both attending on Friday.

A minute's silence was held on Monday morning, and a number of speeches were made at The Guildhall in the City of London.

Khan was convicted of terror offences in 2012 and had been released from prison on licence, having served half of his original sentence.

He was attending the conference held at Fishmonger Hall.

Wearing a fake suicide vest and holding two knives, he carried out his attack, killing Ms Jones and Mr Merritt and injuring three others.

He was eventually tackled by members of the public, before being shot dead by police on the bridge.

Mustafa Field's organisation has set up a place for people to go and leave personal messages.

Commodore Toby Williamson runs Fishmongers Hall and is a former head of operational training for the Royal Navy, and an ex-CO of RNAS Culdrose.

He paid tribute to his staff in their response to the incident, including one who took on the attacker.

Director of Faiths Forum of London, Mustafa Field, spoke at Monday's vigil.

His organisation has set up a place for people to go and leave personal messages.

"These individuals will try to divide our communities, they will try to promote hatred, but actually what we've seen is love.

"People will put their lives at risk to restrain the attacker and protect other Londoners and that sense of love and protection is something really important, and that inspires us."

Police are continuing to collect evidence on the bridge, which has reopened to the public.

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