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POA Press Releases

214 02 Dec 2019


The POA are saddened by the senseless murders of Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones.

An event on Friday 29th November 2019 saw the loss of life of two young individuals who only wanted to help others and that is why they were attending Fishmongers’ Hall organised by Learning Together.

Steve Gillan General Secretary POA stated;

“I have seen social media comments namely from Politicians of all parties doing the blame game and finger pointing over this tragedy. As always, the POA stand ready to offer a balanced view and will do so at the appropriate time. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of this atrocity and outrage. I pay tribute to both Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones who have tragically and sadly lost their lives”.

The POA also hope the injured make a full and speedy recovery and we pay tribute to the Emergency Services and all members of the public who intervened to stop this cowardly attack.


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