London Bridge killer Usman Khan’s family say they are ‘saddened and shocked’ by the atrocity and ‘totally condemn his actions’

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London Bridge killer Usman Khan's family say they are 'saddened and shocked' by the atrocity and 'totally condemn his actions' 1

The family of London Bridge terror attacker Usman Khan said they are ‘saddened and shocked’ by the atrocity and ‘totally condemn his actions’.

Usman Khan went on a deadly knife frenzy in London on Friday, killing two people and injuring three others.

In the short statement released through the Metropolitan Police, the family expressed condolences to the two victims of Khan’s violent atrocity, and the others who were injured.

‘We totally condemn his actions and we wish to express our condolences to the families of the victims that have died and wish a speedy recovery to all of the injured.

‘We would like to request privacy for our family at this difficult time.’

The statement came after the girlfriend of victim Jack Merritt described him as a ‘phenomenal’ man.

Leanne O’Brien posted the message on Facebook after Mr Merritt’s father David attacked politicians for using his son’s death ‘to perpetuate an agenda of hate’.

She wrote of her boyfriend: ‘My love, you are phenomenal and have opened so many doors for those that society turned their backs on.’

Khan (circled) was confronted by several heroic members of the public, including one who used a Narwhal tusk to try and restrain him

Khan (circled) was confronted by several heroic members of the public, including one who used a Narwhal tusk to try and restrain him

Cambridge University graduates Mr Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23, were both stabbed to death by 28-year-old convicted terrorist Usman Khan during a prisoner rehabilitation event they were supporting at London’s Fishmongers’ Hall.

On Monday, the family of Mr Merritt gathered to pay tribute to him and Miss Jones at a service in Cambridge, in which Ms O’Brien was seen breaking down in tears.

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