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London attacker, a convicted terrorist released in 2018; prompts criticism

The 2017 attack focused attention on cuts to policing since the governing Conservatives took power in 2010.

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Costas Pitas and Guy Faulconbridge | Reuters
The 28-year-old British man who killed two people in a stabbing spree on London Bridge before police shot him dead had been released from prison after a previous conviction for terrorism offences, prompting recriminations ahead of an election.
Wearing a fake suicide vest and wielding knives, Usman Khan went on the rampage on Friday afternoon at a conference on criminal rehabilitation beside London Bridge. He was wrestled to the ground by bystanders and then shot dead by police.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has called a snap election for Dec. 12 and is due to host NATO leaders including U.S.
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First Published: Nov 30 2019 | 7:09 PM IST

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