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 - - PressFrom - United Kingdom
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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

London Bridge killer freed less than seven years into 16-year terror sentence

  London Bridge killer freed less than seven years into 16-year terror sentence Usman Khan, 28, was jailed for his part in a plot to bomb the London Stock Exchange. Usman Khan, 28, killed a man and a woman in the knife rampage on Friday afternoon and injured three other people, who are being treated in hospital.He was attending a conference on prisoner rehabilitation organised by University of Cambridge-associated Learning Together at Fishmongers’ Hall and “threatened to blow up” the building just before 2pm.

London Bridge attacker Usman Khan was jailed for terrorism offences in 2012, the Met said. Basu said police would be increasing patrols across London in the wake of the attack , and asked However, we continue to make fast time enquiries to ensure that no other people were involved in this

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

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.

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Prisoners freed on licence could be banned from cities in wake of London Bridge attack . More than 200 extremists will face a crackdown in response to the London Bridge murders by a jihadist who was freed from prison early Some are expected to be banned from large towns and cities .

MORE than 200 extremists will reportedly face tough new restrictions and could be banned from It reports cops, intelligence services and probation chiefs are now examining files on 219 released It is thought 69 are terror convicts freed before the end of their sentences, while 150 are either convicted

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

Hundreds of terrorists released from jail in last seven years

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EXCLUSIVE: Killer Usman Khan was pictured buying a takeaway days before the attack . He was jailed in 2012 after plot to blow up London Stock The worker who served the maniac said tonight: “I can ’t believe he was freed to kill.” Our pictures show Khan picking up the food yards from the home

London Bridge attacker was out of jail on licence after serving time over al-Qaida inspired plot with Usman Khan , the suspect shot dead in the 29 November 2019 terror attack near London Bridge , had Khan was originally classed as never to be released unless deemed no longer a threat but this

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.

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How the London Bridge terror attack unfolded – video report. A police search believed to be linked to the London Bridge investigation is being carried out in the Sadiq Khan said there would be an increased police presence on the streets in the wake of the attack to reassure members of the public.

London Bridge was the scene of another attack , on 3 June 2017, in which eight people were killed and many more injured. This latest attack comes after the UK' s terrorism threat level was downgraded on 4 November from "severe" to "substantial", meaning that attacks were thought to be "likely" rather than

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.

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Khan was jailed in 2012 for a plot to blow up the London Stock Exchange. Jack Merritt, who was Khan was released from jail last year on condition that he obey 20 conditions, including not going to Lord Mayor of the City of London William Russell said: “We stand united in the face of this appalling

Usman Khan , 28, was released from jail on condition that he obey 20 conditions. The London Bridge attacker who murdered two innocent people in a knife rampage was a convicted terrorist Last night, a catalogue of apparent errors by police , judges, politicians and probation services emerged

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.

Number of terror arrests drops by 20% in a year

  Number of terror arrests drops by 20% in a year Some 259 people were detained for terrorism-related activity in the year ending September 30, the Home Office said.There were 259 people detained for terrorism-related activity in the year ending September 30, compared with the 325 arrests in the same period in 2018, according to the Home Office.

How the London Bridge terror attack unfolded – video report. Police had earlier confirmed Khan died at the scene. In a statement on Friday night, the Metropolitan police commissioner, Cressida Dick said He returned to central London from his constituency to be personally briefed by Basu and Dick.

London Bridge attacker Usman Khan should have been banned from London . Former Counter Terror chief Richard Walton commented on yesterday' s Government guidance states 'all terrorist and domestic extremist offenders will be risk-assessed' and the 'threats that they pose to the community

'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.

London Bridge Attack Triggers Urgent Review Of Terrorists Released From Prison

  London Bridge Attack Triggers Urgent Review Of Terrorists Released From Prison A terror attack at London Bridge which killed two people has sparked an urgent review of terrorists released from prison, after it was revealed the attacker had been freed halfway through a 16-year jail sentence. Convicted terrorist Usman Khan, 28, stabbed to death 25-year-old Jack Merritt and a woman in the knife rampage on Friday afternoon, leaving three other people injured. Khan was on licence and wearing an electronic monitoring tag when he attended a conference on prisoner rehabilitation hosted by Cambridge University scheme Learning Together at Fishmongers’ Hall near London Bridge.

Khan can be seen lying dead on London Bridge after being chased by brave heroesCredit: Cliff Hide for The Times. Khan was jailed in 2012 for plotting to blow up the London Stock exchange, then then Lord Leveson led a panel of two other High Court judges who changed Khan ' s sentence from

Usman Khan , 28, was out on licence from jail when he killed two people and injured three others. Khan would have required police permission to travel to London before his attack so as to not trigger an alert. On Saturday, Scotland Yard said Khan was , to the best of their knowledge, complying with

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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Urgent review of terrorists released from prison following London Bridge attack .
Usman Khan was freed halfway through a 16-year jail term before carrying out the atrocity.The 28-year-old convicted terrorist stabbed to death 25-year-old Jack Merritt and a woman in the knife rampage on Friday afternoon, leaving three other people injured.

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