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London Bridge terrorist was upgraded to a ‘high risk’ category A prisoner after threats to staff

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said police, probation and the security services would have received a full report on his time in prison before his release including the upgrading to “high risk.”

Boris Johnson has pledged to end the automatic release of serious offenders halfway through sentences and impose longer jail terms. Terrorists responsible for more serious offences also face minimum 14 year sentences under his proposed crackdown.

Yesterday an inquest heard that London Bridge terror attack victims Saskia Jones, 23, and Jack Merritt, 25, both died after suffering a stab wound to the chest and “shock and haemorrhaging.”

Ms Jones was pronounced dead half an hour after the attack by Khan just before 1pm at the Learning Together conference in Fishmonger’s Hall at London Bridge they had all been attending.

Mr Merritt was moved from the scene to nearby King William Street where he was pronounced dead more than an hour after the attack at 3.14pm, despite efforts to save him.

The inquest was told he was moved because the area had been cordoned off and evacuated, as it wasn’t clear if the public was still in danger.

Both were working with Learning Together,  a prison education and rehabilitation programme which aims to bring  together academics and former prisoners for interactive workshops. Three others were injured in the attack.


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