The funerals for London Bridge terror attack victims Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23, have taken place.

Mr Merritt was laid to rest in Cambridge this afternoon.

A private funeral was held for Ms Jones before her family and friends attended a memorial in Stratford-Upon-Avon.

The two Cambridge graduates were stabbed to death by Usman Khan during a prisoner rehabilitation event at Fishmongers’ Hall in central London on November 29.

Mr Merritt and Ms Jones were both course co-ordinators on Cambridge University’s Learning Together programme, which aimed to bring offenders and people in higher education together to ‘study alongside each other’.

Mr Merrit’s funeral service was held at Great St Mary’s Church.



The Cambridge University graduate’s family and friends made their way through Cambridge to the church shortly before 12.30pm.

Among the 300 mourners were Mr Merritt’s fiancee, veterinary student Leanne O’Brien, and his parents Dave and Anne Merritt.

John Crilly – a former prisoner and close pal of Jack who was pictured tackling the London Bridge terrorist with a fire extinguisher – also joined the mourners.

Crilly, who subdued attacker Usman Khan alongside a chef armed with a long pole, had previously described Jack as ‘the best guy I ever met’.

Mr Merritt’s casket entered the church to the song ‘This Charming Man’ by the Smiths before The Rev Canon Adrian Daffern welcomed the gathered mourners.

Family and friends left the church to the sounds of ‘Into My Arms’ by Nick Cave and gathered outside in silence as his casket was placed back into the hearse.

Paying tribute earlier this month, David Merritt said: ‘Jack was fiercely loyal. Jack loved music, art, eating good food with his family, and having more than one pint with his mates.

‘Jack believed in the inherent goodness of humanity, and felt a deep social responsibility to protect that.’

Ms Jones’ memorial service was held at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-Upon-Avon.



Her mother Michelle Jones, her grandmother, and other family members attended the memorial.

Speaking after the attack, her loved ones had paid tribute to a ‘brilliant, caring daughter’, who had applied to become a police officer.

In a statement released earlier this month her family thanked people for their messages of support, saying it was ‘made very clear that Saskia is held in the highest esteem by many people and that she had touched so many lives in a short time’.

Ms Jones’ service concluded with the playing of James Blunt track, ‘The Greatest’.

The family requested donations for Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.