London Bridge Assault: Vigils held for victims – BBC Information

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Vigils have been held in London and Cambridge for the victims of the London Bridge assault. Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones had been serving to to organise a convention on educating offenders, when convicted terrorist Usman Khan began attacking individuals with a knife. Mr Merritt’s father has criticised the political response to the assault, together with pledges to evaluate the early launch of convicted terrorists. An American educational has given the BBC one of many first eyewitness accounts from contained in the constructing of the assault.

BBC Information has additionally realized that the killer had been beneath investigation by the safety service MI5 since his launch from jail final yr. He had been convicted of a terrorism offence in 2012 and as a part of his launch situations he was obliged to participate within the authorities’s de-radicalisation programmes, which goals to rehabilitate these concerned in terrorism. Daniel Sandford investigates the effectiveness of those programmes and the position jail and probation companies should play.

A part of the BBC Information at Ten’s protection of the London Bridge assault, offered by Huw Edwards with contributions from the BBC’s particular correspondent Lucy Manning, house affairs correspondent Daniel Sandford and residential editor Mark Easton

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