Tributes made one year on from London Fishmonger’s Hall attack

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Tributes have been paid to the two people who were murdered and those who tackled the man who brought terror to London Bridge last year.

Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23, were killed by Usman Khan in the horrific attack at an offenders’ rehabilitation event at Fishmonger’s Hall.

The former Cambridge University students had been helping support offenders get their lives back on track through the Learning Together scheme.

Khan was wearing a fake suicide vest and threatened to blow up the hall.

He was tackled by people at the event, including convicted murderer Steven Gallant. They grabbed a fire extinguisher and a narwhal tusk from the hall to protect others as he staged his attack.

He had taped two knives to his wrists and after attacking people in the hall he headed to nearby London Bridge where people, including a tour guide and off-duty police officer, tried to stop him before he was shot dead by police.

He had killed two people and injured three others in a matter of minutes.

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To mark the first anniversary of the attack, Reverend Canon David Parrott, Guild Vicar of the Church of St Lawrence Jewry and Chaplain to the City of London Corporation, gave a virtual Act of Remembrance for those who lost their lives in the attack and those that were affected by the events.

Because of coronavirus the service was pre-recorded and remembers all those who died and were injured and the first responders and others who rushed towards danger.

Reverend Parrott prayed for the victims of the attack and “for all  for whom that day remains a traumatic memory”.

Last year Londoners joined an open air tribute outside Guildhall to all those affected by the shocking attack.

They included MPs and London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

And this week Rosca Onya who was mentored by Jack released his first single “Jack” to honour his memory.

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