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London knife attack suspect served prison term for terrorism charge in 2012

Police identified the man, who was shot dead by officers after the Friday attack, as 28-year-old Usman Khan, saying they were not actively seeking any other suspects in relation to the incident

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In this image made from video provided by Luke Poulton, armed police surround a truck parked across lanes of traffic on London Bridge, following an incident in central London, Friday. British police have shot a man on London Bridge in the heart of Br

A man suspected of stabbing two people to death in a terror attack on Bridge was a former prisoner convicted in 2012 for terrorism offences, police said on Saturday.

Police identified the man, who was shot dead by officers after the Friday attack, as 28-year-old Usman Khan, saying they were not actively seeking any other suspects in relation to the incident.

"This individual was known to authorities, having been convicted in 2012 for terrorism offences. He was released from prison in December 2018 on licence," Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said in a statement.

First Published: Sat, November 30 2019. 08:11 IST
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