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The terrorist who stabbed two people to death near London Bridge in 2019 had tricked a prison boss before the attack, an inquest jury has heard. Homegrown terrorist Usman Khan had a brief conversation with Steve Machin, governor of counter-terrorism at HMP Whitemoor, at a prisoner education event at Fishmongers’ Hall where he would later fatally stab Cambridge graduates Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23. Khan had served eight years of a 21-year sentence for earlier terrorism offenses and was released from HMP Whitemoor in 2018. During an inquest started on Wednesday, Machin told the jury that he briefly chatted with Khan when the pair bumped into each other at the “Learning Together” event, and Khan tried to hug him. “[Khan] threw his arms open and stepped in for a hug, which felt a bit weird for me,” he said. “I met him halfway, took one hand, and did a …