Shocking: London Knife Attack, Suspect was Jailed for 6 Years in 2012 on Terror Charges :- According to the police on Saturday, a man suspected of stabbing two people to death in a terror attack on London Bridge was a former prisoner convicted in 2012 for terrorism offences.
Shocking: London Knife Attack
The man who was shot dead by officers after the Friday attack has been identified as 28-year-old Usman Khan and said that they were not actively seeking any other suspects in relation to the incident.
Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said in a statement, “This individual was known to authorities, having been convicted in 2012 for terrorism offences. He was released from prison in December 2018 on licence.”
A person who is released on licence is subject to conditions for the duration of their sentence after leaving prison. The Times newspaper reported that Khan had agreed to wear an electronic tag.
As per a security source who told the British domestic news agency Press Association, Khan was known to authorities and linked to “Islamist terrorist groups”.
The attacker who was believed to be wearing a hoax explosive device, wounded three other people before he was tackled by passers-by and shot dead by police in the heart of the British capital.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is seeking re-election on Dec. 12, said that the criminals must be made to serve their sentences. He said, “It is a mistake to allow serious and violent criminals to come out of prison early, and it is very important that we get out of that habit and that we enforce the appropriate sentences for dangerous criminals, especially for terrorists.”