The Metropolitan Police confirm the stabbings on London Bridge, where several were injured, was a terrorist incident.
The attacker was a convicted terrorist and was attending a Cambridge University conference on prisoner rehabilitation, according to The Times.
The report said the man had threatened to blow up Fishmongers’ Hall – where the conference was held, and the attack began – before proceeding to stab the victims.
It went to quote unnamed Whitehall sources as saying he had been released from prison a year ago after serving time for a “terrorism-related offence”, and had agreed to wear an electronic tag.
Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, sympathised with the victim’s family in a tweet:
Tonight our sympathies are with the families of those who lost their lives. Thank you to the emergency services and members of the public who bravely acted to protect others. pic.twitter.com/zGmlWwbpWt— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) November 29, 2019