Law enforcement across the United Kingdom is on high-alert this week; warning residents potential copycat terrorists could launch strikes similar to the knife-attacks at London Bridge that left two people dead.
“An associate of the London Bridge killer was arrested as security agencies scrambled to stamp out the threat of copycat attacks,” reports the Times. “Nazam Hussain, 34, was held in a police raid on his home in Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts. Last night he was recalled to prison for a suspected breach of licence conditions.”
“In 2012 Hussain was jailed for terrorism offences alongside Usman Khan, 28, the knifeman who fatally stabbed two people in the capital on Friday afternoon before being shot dead by the police. Six of the nine men who were jailed at that trial had been released and were back on the streets,” adds the newspaper.
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Original Story: November 30, 2019
The man who carried out Friday’s stabbing attack at London Bridge was a former prisoner convicted of terrorism offenses.
The attacker, named by police as 28-year-old Usman Khan, was out of prison on license at the time of the attack, in which a man and a woman were killed and three others were injured.
Khan was shot and killed by officers after members of the public restrained him.