The terror attack on Fishmongers’ Hall and its aftermath – as it happened
On the day of Usman Khan’s terror assault at Fishmongers’ Hall in central London, which killed Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones, here is a timeline of major events:
– Tuesday, November 29th, 2019:
7.30 a.m.: Usman Khan takes the train from Stafford to London’s Euston station.
On the way, he is said to wear a phony suicide belt around his waist, which he conceals with his thick jacket.
A member of the Learning Together team meets him at the station and takes him by Tube and foot to Fishmongers’ Hall, near London Bridge.
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.: The delegates attend a brunch at Fishmongers’ Hall, where camera footage shows Khan conversing “animatedly” with Saskia Jones at a table, despite the fact that the two had never met before.
1.45 p.m.: Khan goes to the ground-floor restrooms near the reception area, followed by Jack Merritt eight minutes later.
Khan attacks with two knives attached to his hands between 1.56 and 1.57 p.m. Mr Merritt is stabbed many times, resulting in 12 injuries, one of which is fatal.
Khan then proceeds to the cloakroom, where he stabs Miss Jones in the neck once more. She takes a few paces forward before falling.
He then stabs guests Stephanie Szczotko and Isobel Rowbotham, as well as Fishmongers’ Hall porter Lukasz Koczocik, non-fatally.
Several individuals confront him, taking weapons such as an ornamental pike, a fire extinguisher, and a narwhal tusk to defend themselves.
By holding a knife to his chest, Khan forces a member of staff to open the building’s doors.
At 1:58 p.m., police are dispatched to the location.
Around 2.01pm: Khan is chased on to London Bridge by ex-offenders John Crilly and Steven Gallant, and civil servant Darryn Frost.
During a confrontation on the bridge, Mr Crilly sprays a fire extinguisher at Khan and Mr Frost jabs at him with a narwhal tusk before they all tackle him to the ground with other members of the public.
2.02 p.m.: Armed police from the City of London Police. (This is a brief piece.)