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Former prisoner told London Bridge victim she was ‘beautiful and loved’ as she died – investigation | UK News

A former prisoner was visibly moved as he described comforting Saskia Jones as she died after being stabbed in the neck by terrorist Usman Khan, he told the inquest into her death.

Give evidence on the death of Mrs. Jones, 23, and Jack Merritt, 25, at Fishmongers’ Hall, near london bridge On November 29, 2019, Gareth Evans recalled seeing her pale and holding her neck after being attacked.

As she approached him she collapsed, he told the audience.

β€œI grabbed her and she let go of her neck and blood came out,” he said. Trying to speak, she said “please”.

Saskia Jones
Saskia Jones inside the fshmongers room

“I grabbed her. I sat on the steps and talked to her,” said Mr Evans, who had traveled by train to the prisoner rehab event with Mr Merritt that day. the.

“I was just trying to make sure she felt comfortable,” he added, seeming to wipe a tear from her eye.

“I said she was loved and that she was beautiful.”

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He kept his hand over his wound until prison officer Adam Roberts came and took over, sitting next to Ms Jones and putting pressure on her using his jacket.

An image shown at Ms Jones 'investigation inside Fishmongers'  Hall before she was killed
Image shown at Ms Jones ‘investigation inside Fishmongers’ Hall before she was killed

Mr Roberts described seeing Usman Khan at the bottom of the stairs with his knives.

He said he “told her to look at me and not at him”.

Mr Roberts told the court Ms Jones started panting and he hugged her and took her down the stairs to perform CPR.

City of London Police officers arrived and helped as he continued to put pressure on the wound.

But when it was decided that nothing more could be done, Mr Roberts spoke of his anger.

β€œIt doesn’t make sense to let a 23-year-old girl die,” he said.

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