The knife-wielding terrorist who killed two people before being shot dead by police was known to authorities and had connection to Islamist terror groups, sources understand.
He was released from prison about a year ago after agreeing to wear an electronic tag and be monitored by authorities, the Times reports.
The paper said he was attending a Cambridge University conference on prisoner rehabilitation being held at Fishmongers’ Hall and “threatened to blow up” the building.Source: London Bridge attacker ‘convicted terrorist on jail release with links to Islamist cells’
The attacker is understood to have been wearing an electronic tag when he staged the attack after being released from prison for terrorism related offences.
He was known to the authorities at MI5 and police because of his previous conviction, sources confirm.Source: London Bridge: attacker known to police and wearing electronic tag – live updates