November 29, 2019 / 10:16 PM / 15 days ago

London Bridge attacker already convicted of an Islamist terrorism-related offence - report

LONDON (Reuters) - A man who stabbed two people to death in London and injured three more on Friday before being wrestled to the ground by bystanders, in what the authorities called a terrorist attack, had been convicted of an “Islamist terrorism-related offence”, The Times newspaper reported.

He was released from prison about a year ago after agreeing to wear an electronic tag, The Times said, citing unnamed government sources.

(This story fixes typo)

Reporting by Costas Pitas; Editing by Sandra Maler

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