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Who was Saskia Jones in the London Bridge terror attack?

SASKIA Jones has been named as the second tragic victim of the London Bridge terror attack 2019.

Here's everything we know about the inspirational 23-year-old who "lived life to the full."

Who was Saskia Jones?

Saskia Jones was a 23-year-old Cambridge grad from Stratford-upon-Avon.

In 2017 she graduated from Anglia Ruskin University with a degree in Psychology and Criminology before going on to complete a Master's at Cambridge University.

At the time of her death she was working as a personal trainer, but she had plans to join West Midlands Police “with a view to specialising in case management and victim support’’.

Saskia was passionate about stopping violence against women and girls and carried out extensive research on the subject.

In a statement, Saskia's family said:

Dr Olivia Smith, one of her Anglia Ruskin lecturers, said: “Saskia Jones was one of those students that makes you so proud to be in this job.

"I’m so sorry that the world won’t get to see what she could have achieved. She was one of a kind and loved justice. She would have been a force for good and I’m so sorry for us all that we’ve lost her.

“Saskia’s dissertation was so good that I cried with pride when I marked it.”

What happened to Saskia at London Bridge?

On November 29, 2019 terrorist, Usman Khan stabbed Saskia Jones in a rampage at Fishmonger's Hall on the north side of the river.

Saskia and another victim, Jack Merritt, tragically lost their lives.

Paying tribute, Saskia's family said she "was a funny, kind, positive influence at the centre of many people's lives.

"She had a wonderful sense of mischievous fun and was generous to the point of always wanting to see the best in all people.

"She was intent on living life to the full and had a wonderful thirst for knowledge, enabling her to be the best she could be.

"Saskia had a great passion for providing invaluable support to victims of criminal injustice, which led her to the point of recently applying for the police graduate recruitment programme, wishing to specialise in victim support.

"This is an extremely painful time for the family. Saskia will leave a huge void in our lives."

On a previous post on her Facebook, Saskia had written: "I hope when I'm gone, someone picks my soul up and thinks, I would have loved her."

What happened at London Bridge on November 29, 2019?

13.55 - The attacker, Usman Khan, 28, from Staffordshire, storms into Fishmonger Hall and begins wildly stabbing people.

13.58 - Terrified onlookers begin calling police after chaos breaks out.

14.00 - Six heroes - armed with a fire extinguisher and a narwhal's tusk - chase the attacker.

14.02 -  The heroic group tackle the attacker, and successfully disarm him.

14.03 - Police arrive at the scene. Cops pull a member of the public off the attacker and see what appears to be a suicide vest. Officer then shoots and kills him.

14.10 - Officers surround the white lorry and begin inspecting it. They check inside the vehicle.

Later - Police urgently evacuate all surrounding areas.

Later - The area is on lockdown, as Metropolitan police confirm major incident is terror-related.

Attacker Usman Khan, 28, from Staffordshire, was released from prison in December 2018 after being convicted of terrorism offences.

Despite being known to police, Khan went on to stab two people to death while wearing a fake suicide jacket just under a year after his release.

Khan was a guest at a Cambridge University conference on prisoner rehabilitation when he launched the attack at historic Fishmongers' Hall in central London.

Those at the event at the Grade II listed building said he entered the main hall and went on a rampage just before 2pm, attacking anyone who crossed his path.

He then made his way on to London Bridge - the scene of the 2017 terror attack which killed eight - but was eventually pinned down by heroes who tackled him with a fire extinguisher and a narwhal tusk.

A man and a woman were killed during the attack, named as Jack Merrittand Saskia Jones.

Three other people - a man and two women - remain in hospital.

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