MI5 to review handling of London Bridge attack

MI5 will review its handling of the London Bridge terror attack after reports surfaced revealing that two of the attackers were known to the British security services.

Speaking to Sky News, Prime Minister Theresa May said that police and security services would launch a review after three terrorists carried out the attack on 3 June, despite one of the attackers, Khuram Butt, 27, having been reported to the anti-terror hotline in 2015, and another, Youssef Zagba, stopped in Italy in 2016 on suspicion of trying to travel to Syria.

She said: “MI5 and the police have already said they would be reviewing how they dealt with Manchester and I would expect them to do exactly the same in relation to London Bridge. What government needs to do, and what the government that comes in after Thursday’s election needs to be willing to do, is to give more powers to the police and security service when they need them, needs to deal with this issue of terrorism and extremism online and also needs to be able to call out extremism here in the United Kingdom.”

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