Published On: Fri, Aug 20th, 2021
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‘Missed Opportunity’ to Jail Home-Grown Jihadi Before London Attack, Concludes Inqueston August 20, 2021 at 4:20 pm

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Two days before his crazed knife attack in a busy London shopping street, home-grown jihadi Sudesh Amman had been spotted in Poundland buying small bottles of Irn-Bru, parcel tape, and kitchen foil, which undercover police (correctly) guessed he was going to fashion into a fake suicide belt. Amman was on probation, having been released just 10 days earlier halfway through a sentence for terrorism offences. Despite concerns by MI5 and police, however, the prison and probation services decided not to recall Amman to jail. That decision was described as a “missed opportunity” on Aug. 19 in the conclusion of an inquest into the incident in Streatham on Feb. 2, 2020. Amman had finished serving a terrorism-related prison sentence just 10 days earlier and was living at a probation hostel in Streatham when he stabbed a man and a woman before turning to charge at two armed police officers who gave chase. He …

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