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Judge Warned London Bridge Attacker Should Not Be Freed From Prison in Earlier Terror Conviction

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Newsweek

Judge Warned London Bridge Attacker Should Not Be Freed From Prison in Earlier Terror Conviction

By Jason Murdock

he 28-year-old man responsible for the terror attack in London on Friday was previously described as a "serious jihadi" who posed significant public risk.

Usman Khan, who was shot dead by armed police officers after launching a stabbing attack that resulted in at least two deaths, was one of nine men who were convicted back in 2012 of planning to attack the London Stock Exchange and building a terrorist training camp two years prior.

At the time, Khan was sentenced to serve a minimum of eight years in prison. He was released on license in December 2018, the the London Metropolitan Police confirmed.

During Khan's 2012 sentencing, the judge ruling over the case, Justice Wilkie, singled out Khan alongside two additional al-Qaeda inspired culprits, named Mohammed Shahjahan and Nazam Hussain.

They were deemed by the judiciary to be the "more serious jihadis than the others" in the case.

Read more: https://www.newsweek.com/london-bridge-terrorist-usman-khan-convicted-prison-early-release-1474869