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UK News Police probe 219 extremists who could be banned from towns and cities in wake of London Bridge terror attack - as Usman Khan's bomb plot friend makes parole bid to be FREED from jail

17:15  03 december  2019
17:15  03 december  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Revealed: Hero filmed tackling London Bridge terrorist with a fire extinguisher was a heroin addict and convicted killer - before turning his life around after meeting Jack Merritt who died in the attack

  Revealed: Hero filmed tackling London Bridge terrorist with a fire extinguisher was a heroin addict and convicted killer - before turning his life around after meeting Jack Merritt who died in the attack John Crilly, 48, who is out on licence after serving 13 years for manslaughter, pursued Khan from the prisoner's rehabilitation conference after seeing Mr Merritt stabbed in the chest. © Provided by Daily Mail John Crilly (holding his degree certificate) is pictured on his graduation in Manchester with his mentor and 'the best guy he ever met' Jack Merrit, 25, who was murdered by Usman Khan last Friday Crilly, a former heroin addict and career criminal, was originally sentenced to life in prison in 2005 after a 71-year-old pensioner was killed by his accomplice in a botched burglary.

extremists who could be banned from towns and cities in wake of London Bridge terror attack - as Usman Khan ' s bomb plot friend makes parole bid to be FREED from It is believed 69 cases being looked at relate to convicted terrorists freed on bail licence before the end of the sentences.

The London Bridge attacker, Usman Khan said he wanted to live his life "as a good citizen of Britain" after he was Khan was one of a series of Al-Muhajiroun connected terrorists to be released over a Before his conviction for the LSE terror plot , police had previously raided his home in Tunstall over

More than 200 terror suspects face being banned from towns and cities across Britain in the wake of the London Bridge attack, it has emerged.

Police, intelligence services and probation bosses are examining files on 219 extremists after the killings by knifeman Usman Khan, who was released from prison early.

It is believed 69 cases being looked at relate to convicted terrorists freed on bail licence before the end of the sentences.

Another group of 150 includes prisoners approaching release, and suspects who were arrested under terrorism laws but later convicted of lesser offences and are now free.

Portrait of London Bridge Killer, in His Own Words

  Portrait of London Bridge Killer, in His Own Words LONDON — “I have learnt that many of my past beliefs came from my misinterpretations of Islam,” the young man wrote to his probation officers. Last Friday, the man who wrote those words, 28-year-old Usman Khan, traveled unsupervised from his probation hostel in England’s West Midlands to London, where he carried out a deadly terrorist attack after having participated in a conference on prison rehabilitation.

Mohammed Chowdhury, 29, was jailed along with London Bridge attacker Khan in 2012 for a plot to bomb the Usman Khan ' s second victim was named as former Cambridge University student Saskia Jones (left and right), 23, who Police probe 219 extremists who could be banned from towns

Usman Khan was previously jailed for an al-Qaida inspired plot to blow up the London Stock Exchange and Khan ’ s lawyer told the Guardian that his client had asked for help to be deradicalised while he was in prison. Police have searched properties in Stoke, where Khan was from, and Stafford.

Every terrorist prisoner on licence will be required to meet their probation team and all will have their restrictions reviewed.

What You Won’t Hear About the London Bridge Attacks

  What You Won’t Hear About the London Bridge Attacks The Usman Khan situation is more complicated than either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Corbyn acknowledge. Don't expect real debate during an election.There’s an important debate to be had after Friday’s terrorist attack on London Bridge: At what point is it safe to release a prisoner convicted of terrorism back into the public? There’s no chance of that debate taking place now in the final throes of a bitterly contested U.K. general election campaign. Instead there’s an unseemly blame game.

MORE than 200 extremists will reportedly face tough new restrictions and could be banned from cities in the wake of the latest London Bridge attack . After Friday’ s attack , Boris Johnson told the BBC that 74 convicted of terror offences had been freed early. He said their licence conditions would

teams and have restrictions reviewed, as it emerged Khan ' s terror plotter friend Mohammed Chowdhury (pictured) is up for parole . could be banned from towns and cities in wake of London Bridge terror attack - as Usman Khan ' s bomb plot friend makes parole bid to be FREED from jail .

New limits on their movements and who they associate with could not be imposed, The Times reports.

It comes as it emerged the leader of the terror cell ailed with Khan in 2012 is making a bid for freedom.

Ringleader Mohammed Chowdhury, 29, is up for parole despite having previously been recalled to prison for breaching his release conditions, the Daily Mirror reports.

He was described as the 'lynchpin' of a foiled al-Qaida inspired plot to blow up the London Stock Exchange in 2010.

Khan, 28, who murdered Saska Jones, 23, and Jack Merritt, 25, at a conference for ex prisoners on Friday, was jailed in 2012 with eight others, including Chowdhury, who got 13 years and eight months.

Injured London Bridge hero Lukasz fought terrorist 'right until the end'

  Injured London Bridge hero Lukasz fought terrorist 'right until the end' Despite being stabbed five times by the London Bridge attacker, one of Friday's heroes fought with the terrorist "until the end" as he bought time for others to escape. Sky News has been told of the extraordinary account of Lukasz who was working in the basement at Fishmongers' Hall when Usman Khan launched his deadly attack.Saskia Jones, 23, and 25-year-old Jack Merritt were both killed as they worked on the prisoner rehabilitation conference that was being held at the venue.However, the death toll could have been higher but for the actions of a number of bystanders.

Usman Khan , 28, was jailed in 2012 for terrorism offences for his part in an al Qaeda-inspired Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and London police chief commissioner Cressida Dick visit the scene of The tusk can be seen in dramatic footage from London Bridge , in which a group of at least six men are

Usman Khan , 28, was released from jail on condition that he obey 20 strict conditions, including not going Instead, he launched a frenzied knife attack inside the Fishmongers' Hall building on Friday The members of Usman Khan ' s Al Qaeda-inspired gang who plotted to blow up the London Stock

Chowdhury, of East London, was released automatically after half his term in 2017. It is not known why or when he was recalled.

A Parole Board spokesman told the Daily Mirror: 'A Parole Board spokesman said: 'We can confirm the parole review of Mohammed Chowdhury has referred to the Board and is following standard processes.'

Khan's murderous rampage has prompted a review of the threat from other Jihadists.  Two released prisoners have been returned to jail.

They are Nazam Hussain, 34, a friend of Khan, who was arrested in Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday. The Met Police also said that Yahya Rashid, 23, had been detained in north London for breaching conditions.

Yesterday a photo emerged of Khan with hate preacher Anjem Choudary at a Sharia Law conference in Stoke-on-Trent in 2009.

Several injuries and London Bridge on lockdown after stabbings

  Several injuries and London Bridge on lockdown after stabbings Police have declared a terrorist incident after several people were stabbed on London Bridge - and a suspect was shot dead. Parts of central London are on lockdown, and police are treating the incident as a terror attack.A person is believed to have started attacking people with a knife and was then shot by police on the north side of the bridge, according to witnesses. © Rex Features Emergency services at the scene. Pic: Nils Jorgensen/Shutterstock Footage circulating on social media showed members of the public detaining the suspect and taking possession of a knife.

Khan said armed police patrols in London would be increased over the coming days to reassure the public. “What I am conscious of is both Londoners and “That includes armed officers as well, and the key thing is not for the public to be alarmed by the fact that there are more armed officers, uniformed

LONDON — The police shot and killed a man wearing a fake bomb on London Bridge on Friday, after two Early Saturday, the police identified the suspect as Usman Khan , 28, and said that no other London has long experience of terrorist attacks , and its residents pride themselves on keeping their

Choudary, 52, was released last year after serving less than half a five-and-a-half-year sentence for inviting support for IS.

Hundreds gathered yesterday for an emotional vigil in Cambridge for the two victims of Friday's terror attack.

Mr Merritt's girlfriend Leanne O'Brien cried and held a cuddly toy today as she was supported by family and friends at the event to remember her boyfriend and his colleague Miss Jones, who were both working at the prisoner rehabilitation event.

The Cambridge vigil took place as Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn stood side-by-side to pay their respects at a separate event at Guildhall Yard in London, observing a minute's silence alongside members of the public.

MPs became further embroiled in an intensifying political row over which party was to blame for the early release of the attacker, who was allowed out halfway through a 16-year jail term for terrorism. He was wearing a tag when he carried out his rampage.

Mr Johnson has been criticised by Mr Merritt's father for 'politicising' the attack and promising tougher sentencing rules to prevent the early release of terrorists.

But the Prime Minister denied exploiting the terror attack for political purposes, saying: 'Of course I feel as everybody does huge amount of sympathy for the loss of Jack Merritt's family and all the relatives of Jack and Saskia, but be in no doubt I have campaigned against early release and short sentences for many years.

London Bridge attack: 10 things you should know about Usman Khan and 'early release'

  London Bridge attack: 10 things you should know about Usman Khan and 'early release' Politicians have been lining up to exploit the tragedy - and in some cases, to lie about their own policiesSo it is that, within 24 hours after the killings by Usman Khan at London Bridge, politicians lined up in descending order of deplorability to exploit the tragedy for their own ends.

'It was in my manifesto in 2012... We have too many people released automatically on our streets.'

Why was Usman Khan free to kill?

When was Khan jailed and for how long?

Khan was given an open-ended jail term – known as an ‘imprisonment for public protection’, or IPP – in January 2012 at Woolwich Crown Court after pleading guilty to one count of ‘engaging in conduct in preparation for acts of terrorism’. The sentencing judge Mr Justice Wilkie specified a minimum custodial term of eight years. But to secure his freedom, Khan would have to convince the Parole Board that he no longer posed a risk.

What happened then?

In an appeal in March 2013, Khan’s lawyers won their case – and he was given a term with a definitive end point. The need for Khan’s release to be approved by the Parole Board was also dropped. Appeal judges imposed an extended sentence of 21 years which comprised a custodial element of 16 years and a five-year ‘extension period’. The 16-year custodial element meant he was eligible for release at the halfway point – eight years.

Why is only half of a sentence served?

It has been a convention since the 1960s that half of a term is served in prisons. The rest of a sentence is served ‘on licence’, when an offender can be quickly sent back to jail if they fail to behave.

When was Khan finally freed?

The Parole Board was quick to point out after Friday’s attack that Khan’s release was not referred to them - he was automatically released at the halfway point. He remained on ‘extended licence’ and had to report to police and probation officers, wear a GPS electronic tag and fulfil other requirements.

Convicted killer who battled London Bridge attacker Usman Khan reveals he sprayed the terrorist with a fire extinguisher in the hope of short-circuiting his suicide vest

  Convicted killer who battled London Bridge attacker Usman Khan reveals he sprayed the terrorist with a fire extinguisher in the hope of short-circuiting his suicide vest Former prisoner John Crilly described how he followed Usman Khan to London Bridge after fighting the jihadist at Fishmonger's Hall 10 days ago.Former prisoner John Crilly described how he followed Usman Khan to the bridge after fighting the jihadist at Fishmonger's Hall.

How did laws passed by a former Labour government affect the Court of Appeal’s options?

PM Boris Johnson has said Khan had to be ‘automatically released half-way through’ because of changes Labour made in 2008 to Extended Sentences for Public Protection or EPPs. This is correct.

Until 2008, anyone on an EPP had to have their release approved by the Parole Board. If they were refused, the board could keep them in jail up to the end of their custodial period, which in Khan’s case was 16 years.

But in mid-2008, Labour made release automatic halfway through.However, the Court of Appeal could potentially have upheld the original IPP sentence.

How can ministers toughen up the sentencing of terrorists?

Khan’s atrocity has reignited debate over whether there is now a case to remove entitlement to early release for convicted terrorists.

PM Boris Johnson has already said they should be made to serve ‘every day’ of their terms. Some important steps have already been taken.

Extended Determinate Sentences (EDS), brought in in 2012, only allow convicted terrorists to apply for parole two-thirds through their sentence, with no automatic entitlement for release.

The Counter Terrorism and Border Security Act, which won Royal Assent in February, toughens jail terms for a range of offences and – crucially –makes it easier to keep terror suspects behind bars beyond the halfway point. It extended two types of sentence – the EDS and Sentences for Offenders of Particular Concern (SOPC) – to a number of middle-ranking terror offences.

A clearer structure could set out underlining principles such as whether early release is allowed, and whether the Parole Board or ministers should approve any release before it takes place rather than it taking place automatically.

A clearer structure would help underline how the justice system should deal with terrorists.

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