A SCHOOL in Oxfordshire has paid tribute to a 'much-loved' former pupil who was tragically killed in the London Bridge terror attack.

Saskia Jones, 23, and Jack Merritt, 25, were fatally stabbed by 28-year-old convicted terrorist Usman Khan during a prisoner rehabilitation event they were both supporting in the capital on Friday. 

Miss Jones, from Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, studied at Bloxham School near Banbury between 2009 and 2014.

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A tribute released by the private school said: "The Bloxham School community is deeply shocked and saddened to learn that former student Saskia Jones was tragically killed in Friday’s London Bridge attack.

"Saskia was a much-loved member of our community and will be remembered fondly for her generosity, kindness of spirit and commitment to serving others.

"Saskia will be greatly missed and we will carry with us the burden of her loss.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to Saskia’s family and loved ones at this very difficult time."

Oxford Mail:

Tributes on London Bridge following the tragedy. Picture: Tess De La Mare/PA Wire

The headteacher of Winchester House School in Brackley, Emma Goldsmith, has also issued a tribute to Miss Jones via the school's Facebook page.

She wrote: "I had the great privilege of watching her grow up at Winchester House and then, in my former role at Bloxham School, be part of her becoming an extraordinary young adult.

"Many of you will remember her and how she excelled across the board but her singing in particular touched us all.

"My thoughts and prayers go out to all who knew her."

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Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn paid tribute to both victims at a vigil in London this morning, held at Guildhall Yard. 

The pair stood side-by-side were joined by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and members of the public in observing a minute's silence for the former University of Cambridge students.

Miss Jones, a volunteer with Learning Together from Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, was described as having a 'great passion' for providing support to victims of crime by her family.

Oxford Mail:

Met Police image of Saskia Jones

In a statement, they said: "She was intent on living life to the full and had a wonderful thirst for knowledge, enabling her to be the best she could be.

"Saskia had a great passion for providing invaluable support to victims of criminal injustice, which led her to the point of recently applying for the police graduate recruitment programme, wishing to specialise in victim support."

Mr Merritt, from Cambridgeshire, was described by his family as someone who 'lit up the lives' of those who loved him. 

Both Mr Merritt and Miss Jones were graduates of the University of Cambridge and were involved in the university's Learning Together programme, which brings together offenders and people in higher education to study alongside each other and break down prejudices.