London Bridge terror suspect named by police

The terror suspect shot dead on London Bridge has been named as 28-year-old Usman Khan, police say.

Khan was convicted in 2012 for terrorism offences and released from prison in December 2018 on licence, Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu has said.

Mr Basu said Khan had been living in the Staffordshire area and officers were searching the address.

He added police were “not actively seeking anyone else” over the attack.

In a statement, Mr Basu said: “The investigation into the attack near London Bridge continues at a pace.

“Whilst we are still in the early stages of the investigation, at this time we are not actively seeking anyone else in relation to the attack.

a blurry photo of a building: Members of the public grapple with knife suspect© Sky News Screen Grab Members of the public grapple with knife suspect
“However, we continue to make fast time enquiries to ensure that no other people were involved in this attack and that there is no outstanding threat to the public.

“As I stated earlier, police were called at 1.58pm to a stabbing at premises near to London Bridge, EC1. Emergency services attended, including officers from the City of London Police and the Metropolitan Police.

“A male suspect was shot by specialist armed officers and I can confirm that he died at the scene.

Police officers are seen near the site of an incident at London Bridge in London, Britain, November 29, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls© Thomson Reuters Police officers are seen near the site of an incident at London Bridge in London, Britain, November 29, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
“We are now in a position to confirm the identity of the suspect as 28-year-old Usman Khan, who had been residing in the Staffordshire area. As a result, officers are, tonight, carrying out searches at an address in Staffordshire.

“This individual was known to authorities, having been convicted in 2012 for terrorism offences. He was released from prison in December 2018 on licence and clearly, a key line of enquiry now is to establish how he came to carry out this attack.”

Source: News.sky.com

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