LONDON: The Met has identified the London Bridge attacker as Usman Khan, a 28-year-old man released from prison on a licence (parole) in December 2018 after spending eight years in jail for terrorism offences.
He pleaded guilty in 2012 to offences including planning and raising funds for terror-related activities. The judge termed his plans a “serious, long term venture in terrorism” and warned he may pose an ongoing risk to the public.
One man and one woman died after being stabbed. Their names have not been formally released. Two women and one man remain in hospital.
Khan was shot dead by police after being restrained by bystanders, including one man wielding a fire extinguisher and another wielding a five-foot-long narwhal horn he had apparently taken from the walls of Fishmongers’ Hall.