London Bridge attacker already convicted of an Islamist terrorism-related offense: report

Forensics officers work near the site of an incident at London Bridge in London, Britain, November 29, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - A man who stabbed two people to death in London and injured three more on Friday before being wrestled to the ground by bystanders, in what the authorities called a terrorist attack, had been convicted of an “Islamist terrorism-related offense”, The Times newspaper reported.

He was released from prison about a year ago after agreeing to wear an electronic tag, The Times said, citing unnamed government sources.

(This story fixes typo in first par.)

Reporting by Costas Pitas; Editing by Sandra Maler