Scotland Yard has named the terrorist responsible for yesterday’s attack on London Bridge as Usman Khan who lived in the Staffordshire area and was convicted in 2012 for “terrorism offenses”.
Usman Khan Age
He is 28 years old.
Usman Khan Career
Authorities said Khan had been released in December 2018 “on a license”, meaning he had to meet certain conditions or face being sent back to prison, according to Metropolitan Police Counterterrorism Chief Neil Basu.
UPDATE: The man who carried out the London Bridge terror attack has been identified as 28-year-old Usman Khan, said Metropolitan Police. He was arrested in 2012 as part of a plot to bomb the London Stock Exchange and build a terrorist training camp. https://t.co/DnvpBRyJ6j
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Khan, who was from Stoke-on-Trent had a prior terrorism conviction and had been jailed for eight years in 2012. Khan had been attending a seminar in Fishmongers’ Hall run by Cambridge University’s Criminology Department to help offenders reintegrate into society following their release from jail.
When he was first sentenced, Khan has handed an Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) with a minimum term of eight years by Mr. Justice Wilkie in February 2012. This was overturned by the Court of Appeal in April 2013, when the sentence was canceled. Instead, he was sentenced for 16 years in Jail with an extended license period of five years.
Khan was obliged to resist to the notification provisions of the 2008 Counter-Terrorism Act for a total of 30 years.
Usman Khan Gang
Khan, pictured, third from the right, had been arrested along with his Al Qaeda cell, pictured after they were planning a pre-Christmas terror campaign in 2010. Officers had tracked the group, who included from left, Mohibur Raham, Gurukanth Desai, Abdul Miah, Usman Khan, Mohammed Chowdhury, and Mohammed Shahjahan in Roath Park in November 2010.
The gang also carried out surveillance of other possible targets including Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Palace of Westminster and the London Eye.
The group planned to send five bombs in the post to London synagogues and the Church of Scientology headquarters, as well as spreading panic in Stoke-on-Trent by planting bombs in pub and club toilets. Their plot was foiled after the security services bugging their homes and cars heard discussions of a ‘Mumbai’ atrocity on the streets of Britain, mirroring the guerrilla-style 2008 attack in India.
Usman Khan London Bridge Attack News
Friday’s terror attack on the London Bridge had British Prime Minister Boris Johnson arguing afterward that it had been a “mistake” to grant an early release to the suspect, an ex-convict who was shot and killed by police yesterday.
Two members of the public have died after a stabbing attack at London Bridge, in which police shot dead the suspect, who was wearing a “hoax explosive device”
The Met Police has declared the attack a terrorist incident
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) November 29, 2019
Usman Khan, who wore a fake explosive vest as the attack unfolded, was attacked by members of the public before being shot by “specialist armed officers”, and he died on the spot, according to Basu.
Khan had threatened to blow up the building at the start of his five-minute rampage. However, Khan, who was shot dead by armed police.
Around six members of the public worked to disarm the attacker after he went on a rampage outside Bank station and Fishmongers’ Hall on the north side of the bridge.
Usman Khan London Bridge Victims
A man and a woman were killed during the attack on the north side of London Bridge just before 2 p.m, and two women and a man were injured and remained in the hospital, according to the chief.
British Mayor and Prime Minister on the Incident
My statement on the incident at London Bridge. pic.twitter.com/VKX7lorkja
— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) November 29, 2019
Release of London Bridge terror suspect was ‘mistake’, Prime minister Boris Johnson claims.
Footage on social media showed one man being urged to move away by armed officers before the suspect was shot at point-blank range, as another bystander – understood to be a plainclothes officer – could be seen carrying a large knife from the scene.
Another video appeared to show a person on a stretcher, surrounded by emergency services staff and vehicles, being given CPR by responders following the attack.
Facts You Need To Know
- Police have raided an address in Staffordshire linked to the slain terrorist
- Armed police officers then drag the man away and fire a shot before officers back away from him
- It comes two and a half years after 2017 terrorist attack on London Bridge which saw eight killed
- Police have sealed off the main shopping street in The Hague following an attack