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Family 'devastated' by 'senseless' attack
Hannah Bladon Jerusalem stabbing: Family 'devastated' at attack
2017-04-15 10:20:16 UTC
2017-04-15 10:55:06 UTC
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Family of British student Hannah Bladon, who was stabbed to death in Jerusalem, say she was "driven and passionate" The family of British student Hannah Bladon, who was stabbed to death in Jerusalem, have said they are "devastated" by the "senseless and tragic attack".
This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. Ms Bladon, 20, was attacked on a tram in Jerusalem on Good Friday.
If you want to receive Breaking News alerts via email, or on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App then details on how to do so are available on this help page. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts. She was studying at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem at the time of her death and had been taking part in an archaeological dig that morning.
Ms Bladon was stabbed several times in the chest and died in hospital.
She was attacked while travelling near the Old City, which was busy as Christians marked Good Friday and Jews celebrated Passover.
A 57-year-old Palestinian man was detained at the scene.
Ms Bladon had been taking classes in bible studies, archaeology and Hebrew at the Rothberg International School, part of the Hebrew University, which expressed "deep sorrow" over her death.
In a statement, her family said she was "the most caring, sensitive and compassionate daughter you could ever wish for".