UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson
AFTER a convicted terrorist kills two people on London Bridge on Friday, the UK Government is to review 74 people jailed for terror offences and released early.
This was revealed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in an interview with the BBC.
The BBC is reporting that the Ministry of Justice has launched an urgent review after convicted terrorist Usman Khan, who had served half of his sentence, killed two people in a knife attack at London Bridge on Friday.
Johnson said scrapping early release would have stopped him.
But Labour is blaming budget cuts for “missed chances to intervene”.
One of the victims has been named by police as 25-year-old Jack Merritt.
The second victim has not been named, but the University of Cambridge has confirmed she was a former student.
One of the three other people injured was a member of staff from the university.
Dr Vin Diwakar, medical director for NHS London, said two victims remain in a stable condition in hospital, while a third has been discharged.
They were all attending an event to mark five years of the Learning Together programme – which gives students and inmates the opportunity to study together to help reduce re-offending, the BBC stated.