Police have identified the man suspected of stabbing two people to death in a London Bridge terror attack as 28 year old Usman Khan.
Khan was a former prisoner and was convicted for terrorism offenses in 2012.
He was released from prison in December 2018.
Per the Guardian two people, one man and one woman, died after being stabbed in an attack that started at Fishmongers’ Hall during a conference about rehabilitating offenders.
Two women and one man were injured and remain in hospital.
The suspect was shot dead by police on London Bridge, about 2pm. He has been identified as Usman Khan, a 28-year-old man who was jailed for terrorism offences in 2012 after pleading guilty to involvement in the 2010 Stock Exchange Plot.
London Bridge suspect Usman Khan once planned to establish and train at a “terrorist military training facility” on land owned by his family in Kashmir, according to sentencing remarks from his conviction for terrorism offences in 2012.
Khan was one of nine people arrested for involvement in the Stock Exchange Plot in December 2010 and, at 19, was the youngest of the group. But in his sentencing remarks, Mr Justice Wilkie said Khan and two others were “more serious jihadis” than the others.
He said Khan should not be released before he had served a minimum of eight years of his 16 year sentence — which, backdated to his arrest in December 2010, saw him released in December 2018. He received a 20% discount on his sentence for pleading guilty and was subject to a terrorism notification period of 30 years.
Wilkie said Khan and his co-accused Nazam Hussain and Mohammed Shahjahan were planning to fund and establish the terrorist training school, with Khan and Hussain planning to leave the UK in January 2011 to train.
It is clear that this was a serious, long term, venture in terrorism the purpose of which was to establish and manage a terrorist training facility at the Madrassa, to fundraise for its construction and operation by the use of various means, including fraud, and to recruit young British Muslims to go there and train, thereafter being available to commit terrorism abroad and at home.
Wilkie said that even considering Khan’s youth, the risk he posed was “so significant that it can only be adequately met by an [instrument for public protection].” That would allow him to be remanded indefinitely so long as he was considered to pose a risk. The IPP sentencing model was abolished in 2012.