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British woman stabbed to death in Jerusalem named as Birmingham exchange student Hannah Bladon

April 14, 2017 5:53 PM
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British woman stabbed to death in Jerusalem named as Birmingham exchange student Hannah Bladon

A young British woman stabbed to death on a train in Jerusalem has been named as exchange student Hannah Bladon.

Ms Bladon, who is believed to be in her early 20s, was rushed to a medical centre but died soon after being stabbed multiple times with a kitchen knife.

Mark Regev, Israel's ambassador to the UK, confirmed her identity as he described her killing as a "senseless act of terror".

A lengthy tribute was also paid to the Birmingham University student from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which confirmed she had begun an exchange in January.

The Hebrew University and the Rothberg International School express our deep sorrow over the murder of a British student, Hannah Bladon, in today's attack. We extend our deepest condolences to her family and we share in their sorrow.

The university condemns such acts of terror that harm innocent people, and especially a student who came to Jerusalem to study and widen her academic horizons.

Hannah Bladon came to the Hebrew University as part of a student exchange from the University of Birmingham. Hannah began her studies here at the end of January 2017 and was supposed to continue her studies until the end of the current semester. May her memory be blessed.

Two other people, a pregnant woman in her early 30s and a man in his early 50s, were also injured during the attack.

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Source: itv.com

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