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Tributes continue to pour in for London Bridge victim and Cambridge University worker Jack Merritt

Tributes have continued to be paid to Jack Merritt, the first victim of the London Bridge terror attack.

The 25 year old from Cambridgeshire had been working for Cambridge University and was co-ordinating the Learning Together programme which was hosting a conference at Fishmongers' Hall attended by Usman Khan.

His death was confirmed by his father David, who described his son as a 'beautiful spirit'.

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After studying for a bachelor's degree in law at the University of Manchester and graduating in 2016, the 25-year-old went on to study at the University of Cambridge where he worked in the criminology department running Learning Together.

The programme gives students the opportunity to work with inmates as part of their courses and study together in an attempt to reduce re-offending, and involves multiple universities and prisons.

A number of former programme participants, including Khan, had been invited to take part in a conference to mark the programme's fifth anniversary at Fishmongers' Hall in the capital.

Jack was from Cottenham and had played for the village football club. Cottenham United FC said they were devastated to learn of his death.

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Lawyers in Suffolk have paid tribute to Mr Merritt - who had worked on a project at HMP Warren Hill in Hollesley.

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And barrister Tim Storrie, who worked with Jack at Warren Hill praised 'his open heartedness, his drive and his faith in the redemption of prisoners'

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Today a service of remembrance took place in Cottenham.

And yesterday one was held in Cambridge at Great St Mary's church.

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