LONDON Bridge terrorist Usman Khan is pictured two seats from victim Saskia Jones as they enjoy brunch in a banquet hall — shortly before his knife rampage. The image of the suited and booted killer chatting with Ms Jones , 23, was shown yesterday as the inquest into the atrocity opened. Khan was also caught on camera standing beneath a chandelier in the background of the prisoner rehabilitation event as drinks and canapes were served. Det Chief Insp Dan Brown told the hearing: “We see Khan talking quite animatedly. We don’t know what the content of that conversation was.” Khan, 28, had gone to the event at Fishmonger’s Hall armed with knives and was intent on murder. Other images shown to jurors include a narwhal tusk used as a weapon against Khan and images of his other victim, Jack Merritt , 25, arriving for the event. The inquest heard that Khan took three knives, with a crude Allah symbol etched into the blades, to the gathering. He had also … [Read more...] about London Bridge terrorist dines with victim Saskia Jones at brunch minutes before killing her
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THE Queen will wear a face mask at Prince Philip's funeral as he's laid to rest in a traditional oak coffin. Her Majesty , 94, and other royals will not be exempt from Covid rules as her beloved husband is buried on Saturday with just 30 mourners present. * Read our live blog for the very latest news on Prince Philip's death ... The Duke of Edinburgh , who passed away on Friday aged 99, is being laid to rest in St George's Chapel in Windsor. Unusually, Philip's coffin will be carried from Windsor Castle in the back of an open-top Land Rover he helped develop with the Army. But in keeping with royal tradition, the casket is made from English oak and lined with lead, The Times reports. It is being supplied by the royal family’s undertakers, Leverton & Sons, which date back to the 18th Century. The coffin was made alongside one for the Queen but no one knows how old it is as the company inherited them in 1991. Director Andrew Leverton told the … [Read more...] about Queen and royals will wear Covid masks to Prince Philip’s funeral as he’s laid to rest in ‘oak coffin’
PRINCE Harry is back in the UK and in quarantine so he can attend Prince Philip’s funeral on Saturday, April 17. It is the first time he has returned to these shores since he and his wife Meghan Markle left for a new life in the US. * Read our live blog for the very latest news on Prince Philip's death ... Where is Prince Harry staying? The Duke of Sussex is currently staying at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor. Prince Harry , 36, was seen getting off a British Airways flight from Los Angeles that arrived at Heathrow at 1.15pm on Monday, April 12. He was put into a black Range Rover and whisked away. Sources had earlier confirmed he was due back imminently to quarantine in time for the Duke of Edinburgh’s farewell at St George’s Chapel , Windsor, on Saturday, April 17. Harry is expected to self-isolate for five days to comply with Covid quarantine regulations. Anyone coming from outside England is required to self-isolate from arrival and … [Read more...] about Where is Prince Harry staying?
ELON Musk's brain chip start-up could begin inserting technology into people's minds later this year. The implants built by California-based Neuralink will one day allow those with physical disabilities to control a computer with their thoughts. The company released a video last week of a brain-chipped monkey apparently playing video games with its mind. Similar technology could make its way to human test subjects by the end of the year if the start-up meets a previous prediction from Musk. The billionaire Tesla boss tweeted in February: "Neuralink is working super hard to ensure implant safety & is in close communication with the FDA. "If things go well, we might be able to do initial human trials later this year." Founded in 2016, Neuralink is developing implantable brain chips that are inserted into regions of the mind that control movement. The company says the technology will one day help people with paralysis to control smartphones and computers with … [Read more...] about Elon Musk’s controversial Neuralink brain chips could be implanted in humans THIS year
A HEARTBROKEN dad today revealed his son was one of the victims killed in the London Bridge terror attack. Jack Merritt, 25, was remembered as a "beautiful spirit" after he and a woman were killed in the knife rampage on Friday afternoon. Jack was a course counsellor for Learning Together, which was hosting the event at Fishmongers' Hall in central London when terrorist Usman Khan , 28, unleashed his horror attack while wearing a fake suicide jacket. The terrorist was out on licence following his release from prison in December last year after being convicted of terrorism offences when he carried out the attack. Grieving dad David Merritt today paid tribute to his son as a "beautiful spirit" - and referenced his son's extensive work with inmates. Writing on Twitter, he said: "My son, Jack, who was killed in this attack, would not wish his death to be used as the pretext for more draconian sentences or for detaining people unnecessarily. "R.I.P. Jack: you were … [Read more...] about London Bridge attack – Jack Merritt, 25, remembered as ‘beautiful spirit’ as dad names him as victim of terror attack