New pictures have been launched of the narwhal tusk-wielding bystander who ended the London Bridge attack.
Cambridge University graduates Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23, had been killed by convicted terrorist Usman Khan at a prisoner rehabilitation occasion close to London Bridge on 29 November 2019.
Khan, 28, who was armed with two knives and wore a faux suicide vest, was tackled by members of the general public with an ornamental pike, narwhal tusk and fireplace extinguisher, after which shot useless by police on London Bridge.
A jury inquest into the deaths of Mr Merritt and Ms Jones started on Monday, earlier than coroner Mark Lucraft QC at Guildhall within the City of London.
Pictures and movies launched by Metropolitan Police show the second Darryn Frost, 38, left the occasion with the tusk he had grabbed from the wall at Fishmongers Hall and chased Khan in the direction of London Bridge the place he ultimately pinned him to the bottom to assist finish the attack.
Darryn Frost, 38, a civil servant, has spoken previously of his “deep damage” at not with the ability to save Mr Merritt and Ms Jones.
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Khan, who was shot useless by police, had earlier calmly attended the prisoner rehabilitation occasion – and even shared a desk along with his eventual sufferer Ms Jones.
The pictures show him arriving on the corridor to register for the day, of the faux explosive machine and of one of many massive knives he had hid on him.
Earlier within the inquest, the households of the victims paid shifting tributes to them.
Anne Merritt, Jack’s mom, was emotional as she instructed the listening to her son was “a drive of fine on the earth, somebody who made different folks’s lives higher”.
And she learn messages from individuals who knew her son.
Mr Merritt’s girlfriend Leanne O’Brien described their first “Masterchef” date, the place he ordered “three massive pizzas as a result of two may simply not have been sufficient” – and mentioned she would miss his “large, well-known Jack Merritt smile”.
“He made me really feel prefer it was attainable to realize something and every part,” she mentioned.
Mrs Merritt additionally learn a message from Mr Merritt’s Manchester University housemates, who described him “bounding alongside in his black Doc Martens, and silver hoop earrings, along with his infectious smile, large bear hugs and unending ardour for all times”.
His Cambridge University pals Laura and Lewis described Mr Merritt as “absorbingly clever and fiercely loyal… additionally devilishly good-looking”.
An announcement on behalf of Ms Jones’s household mentioned: “It is essential to the household that Saskia’s legacy mustn’t solely be primarily based on her work… as she was about a lot extra than simply that.
“She needs to be outlined and somebody who battled to enhance the lives of others.”