London Bridge Attack ends up as a political blame game in UK

epa08036968 Police at the crime scene at London Bridge in London, Britain, 01 December 2019. At least two members of the public have died and a male suspect has been shot dead by police at a scene on 29 November after a stabbing at London Bridge. EPA-EFE/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

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In the UK, politicians traded verbal blows on Sunday after a convicted terrorist killed two people and injured three more in a frenzied knife attack at London Bridge, raising serious questions over the way the UK handles the release and rehabilitation of extremist offenders, the FT reports. 

The political blame game came as police named Saskia Jones, a 23-year-old Cambridge university graduate, as the second person who was stabbed by Usman Khan, alongside another former student, 25-year-old Jack Merritt.

On Sunday evening, West Midlands Police said they had arrested a 34-year-old man in Stoke-on-Trent on suspicion of the preparation of terrorist acts. The arrest came as a review was under way into the existing licence conditions of convicted terror offenders.

Via Financial Times / Sky News

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