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London Bridge terror: Picture emerges of attacker with Islamist hate preacher

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London Bridge terror: Picture emerges of attacker with Islamist hate preacher Anjem Choudary

Convicted terrorist Usman Khan killed two University of Cambridge graduates before being shot dead by police.

Sky News

A picture has emerged of the convicted terrorist who killed two people at London Bridge posing with Islamist hate preacher Anjem Choudary.

The photograph of Usman Khan was taken in March 2009 - three years before he was jailed for plotting to blow up the London Stock Exchange.

Khan was known to have attended a series of protests held by al Muhajiroun - and the pair were photographed during a conference on sharia law organised by the now-banned extremist group.

Last Friday, Khan stabbed 25-year-old Jack Merritt and 23-year-old Saskia Jones to death during a prisoner rehabilitation event. He was armed with two knives and a suicide vest, and was shot dead by specialist armed officers.

The 28-year-old, who was wearing an electronic tag at the time of the terror attack, was convicted and jailed over the LSE bomb plot in 2012.

Khan's sentence was quashed at the Court of Appeal in April 2013. He was given a determinate 16-year jail term, with a five-year extended licence period, which meant he was released automatically halfway through the sentence.

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