An inquest has decided that the convicted terrorist Usman Khan was legally killed, now I don’t know about you but I’m wondering why they had to have an inquest at vast expense no doubt to find something I could have told you for nothing.
Khan had been released from prison 11 months before the killings and was said to have been mixing with high-profile terrorists when inside, however he was automatically released on licence with the Parole Board having no say as to whether he was safe to release.
After he was released he was assessed as being more dangerous than when he went in and he was seen as an imminent danger of him causing serious harm to the public.
Usman Khan went to a meeting at the Fishmongers Hall for a prisoner rehabilitation conference and whilst there taped two large knives to his hands and started to attack people at the meeting resulting in many injured and the death of Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones.
He fled the building and was chased on to London Bridge by three brave men who were attempting to detain him until the Police arrived even though he was wearing a suicide vest which turned out later to be a fake.
When the first team of Police from City of London police arrived they tried to take control of Khan but he told one of them that he had a bomb which left the Police no option but to shoot him dead.
Now to sum up in layman’s terms, a terrorist nutter known to be dangerous tapes two large knives to his hands and runs amok in a meeting hall, injuring many and killing two innocent people, the Police arrive and see he is wearing a suicide vest and shoot him dead before he has time to detonate the bomb.
There are two things I find quite extraordinary about this story, firstly he was released from prison when it was known that he was more dangerous than when he went in and secondly why they needed to waste money having an inquiry into whether he was legally killed.
I have to say that I think shooting him to death before he blows everyone to pieces seems an eminently sensible course of action under the circumstances.