Family of London Bridge attacker 'shocked and saddened'

Family of London Bridge attacker 'shocked and saddened'

Family of London Bridge attacker 'shocked and saddened'

The London Bridge terror attacker Usman Khan has been described by his lawyer in a national newspaper as a "model prisoner" during his time at Whitemoor Prison in March.

In a brief assertion issued by way of the Metropolitan Police, they expressed their condolences to the 2 victims who died and those that have been injured within the violence on Friday. We completely condemn his actions and we want to specific our condolences to the households of the victims which have died and want a speedy restoration to the entire injured.

'We have to face the grim reality that in some cases it is really very hard, ' he said.

Khan's victims were Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23, who were both graduates from the University of Cambridge's institute of criminology and had been taking part in an event for its Learning Together programme - which focuses on education within the criminal justice system, when they were killed.

"My love, you are phenomenal and have opened so many doors for those that society turned their backs on", O'Brien wrote.

Leanne O'Brien posted the message on Facebook after Mr Merritt's father David attacked politicians for using his son's death "to perpetuate an agenda of hate".

The household of Saskia Jones, additionally a volunteer on the programme, praised her for having a "nice ardour" for supporting victims of crime.

They said in a statement: "She was intent on living life to the full and had a wonderful thirst for knowledge, enabling her to be the best she could be".

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has sought to blame Labour for the early release of the convicted terrorist as the political row over the knife attack intensified.

Mr Johnson said Khan, who was freed halfway through a 16-year jail sentence, was on the streets because of laws introduced by a "leftie government".

Mr Johnson accused Mr Corbyn of backing terror groups and Russian Federation over Britain's allies in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in an interview with The Sun on Tuesday. Khan was released to a bail hostel from where he had to report to a police station every day, had interactions with the probation service and had to wear a tag.

Three other people were also injured in the rampage before Khan was wrestled to the ground by onlookers, police said.

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