London knife attack suspect was ex-terror convict, say police

Updated: Nov 30, 2019, 09:56 IST | AFP | London

Police identified the man, who was shot dead by officers after the Friday attack, as 28-year-old Usman Khan.

Undated file handout photo obtained from West Midlands Police on February 1, 2012 shows Islamist Usman Khan, then 20, who was jailed on February 9, 2012 with others after admitting to being involved with a group of fundamentalists who plotted a spate of mail bomb attacks during the run-up to Christmas in 2010. Pic/ AFP
Undated file handout photo obtained from West Midlands Police on February 1, 2012 shows Islamist Usman Khan, then 20, who was jailed on February 9, 2012 with others after admitting to being involved with a group of fundamentalists who plotted a spate of mail bomb attacks during the run-up to Christmas in 2010. Pic/ AFP

London: 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, police said on Saturday. Police identified the man, who was shot dead by officers after the Friday attack, as 28-year-old Usman Khan, saying they were not actively seeking any other suspects in relation to the incident.

"This individual was known to authorities, having been convicted in 2012 for terrorism offences. He was released from prison in December 2018 on licence," Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said in a statement.

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