British police identify London Bridge attacker

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Sat, 30 Nov 2019 - 08:58 GMT

Police officers are seen near the site of an incident at London Bridge in London, Britain, November 29, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Police officers are seen near the site of an incident at London Bridge in London, Britain, November 29, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

LONDON - 30 November 2019: Scotland Yard has named the terrorist responsible for yesterday's attack on London Bridge as 28-year-old Usman Khan, who was previously convicted of a plot to blow up the London Stock Exchange in 2012, The Daily Mail reported.

Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu confirmed that a man and a woman were killed in the attack which saw Khan, wearing a fake suicide vest, stab up to five people before being shot dead by armed police as hundreds of commuters fled in terror.

Commissioner Basu also revealed that Khan, who was from Stoke-on-Trent, had a prior terrorism conviction and had been jailed for eight years in 2012.

He was released on licence in December 2018 and was still wearing a monitoring tag at the time of yesterday's attack.

Anti-terror police have raided a house in the Staffordshire area linked to the killer.

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