The police officially acknowledged the attack an attack on London bridge, in which two people were killed, and called the name of the eliminated performer. They found 28-year-old Usman Khan, who lived in Staffordshire. The man was known to law enforcement. In 2012, he was convicted of terrorism-related crimes, and in December 2018 was released on PAROLE, according to the website Scotland Yard.
“A few years ago we changed the system of early release, but now we quickly need to re-evaluated”, – said the Deputy head of the Ministry of internal Affairs of great Britain Brandon Lewis. According to Sky News, Khan was still wearing an electronic bracelet that law enforcement was able to track his movements. Police on Saturday confirmed this information.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson called the error to the fact that “criminals have the ability to get out of prison early”. In the run-up scheduled for December 12 early elections to the British Parliament Johnson has promised to remedy that under his predecessors the situation, to toughen penalties for terrorism and to increase the number of police on the streets of British cities, reports TASS. The Commission on parole stated that was not involved in the release of Khan from prison.
Police said that Khan was acting alone, and not looking for other suspects, however, examines the possibility of the involvement of other persons in the preparation of the attack, whose motives are unclear.
According to Sky News, Usman Khan was the student and other radical Islamic preacher Anjem Choudary, who led the banned extremist group “al-Mujahidun” and supported the “Islamic state” (banned in Russia as a terrorist organization). In September 2016, Choudary was sentenced in Britain to five years and six months imprisonment.
In 2012, Han and other eight people pleaded guilty to trying to arrange Christmas eve 2010 bombings in the building of the London stock exchange, big Ben and Westminster Abbey, as well as to attack Boris Johnson, who was then the mayor of London. The list of potential terrorist targets were also two rabbis, the US Embassy and the London Eye, the Guardian writes.
The court, announcing the verdict, identified Khan as one of the most serious jihadist said that it should not be release until, until he will cease to be a threat to society.
29 Nov Han people in the historical building of the London Guild of rabotorgovtsev located on the North Bank of the Thames near London bridge. The incident occurred at the event of the programme Learning Together (“Learning together”), under the auspices of the Institute of criminology at Cambridge University. Under this program prisoners from the British prison Grendon receiving additional education in detention were able to attend the course criminology together with the students of Cambridge. The event was attended by about 150 people.
According to the Russian service of the BBC, at the hands of terrorists killed the graduate of Cambridge Jack Merritt, who was one of the coordinators of the program “Learning together”. The name of the second victim is not yet known. Another three people – a man and two women were stabbed.
To subdue Khan during the conference tried former inmate James Ford, who was convicted in 2004 for 15 years for killing a woman. After the attack the building, the attacker ran out into the street. To grips with an assailant entered a few people in London, they are overpowered, disarmed and held him until the police. Thus they are not scared that Khan was wearing a suicide belt: the fact that it was a dummy, it turned out.
Shot by eyewitnesses of the video shows that bystanders sprayed a powder fire extinguisher to stop the terrorist. Another man armed with a five-foot narwhal Tusk, borrowing it in the building of the Guild of rabotorgovtsev. Arrived at the special forces soldiers shot and killed him.
— Antonello Guerrera (@antoguerrera) November 30, 2019