Witnesses to the Fishmongers’ Hall attack have described trying to save the life of a young Cambridge graduate stabbed to death by a convicted terrorist at a prisoner education event.
Former HMP Grendon inmate Gareth Evans held Saskia Jones in his arms and told her “she was loved and she was beautiful” as she lay dying after being attacked by Usman Khan at the conference near London Bridge on November 29 2019.
He rushed to her aid after she was stabbed in the neck by Khan, who had earlier been seen chatting to her at the Learning Together anniversary event.
Prison officer Adam Roberts also described how he tried to stem the bleeding, and got Miss Jones, 23, in a protective hug, as an “aggressive” Khan, armed with two knives and wearing what appeared to be a suicide belt, stood feet away.
Khan, 28, fatally wounded Miss Jones and fellow Cambridge University graduate Jack Merritt, 25, and injured several others in a rampage at the conference.
On Monday the inquests into the victims’ deaths, being held at…