NEW photos have been released of London Bridge terrorist Usman Khan who bought clothes, gaffer tape and a loaf of bread – just days before he stabbed to death two students in a frenzied attack.
The convicted terrorist was seen on CCTV buying the items from supermarkets including Poundland – less than 24 hours before he stabbed Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23, to death in November 2019.
Footage released by the Met Police shows Khan on a shopping spree in the days before the attack – as he purchased wiring and gaffer tape believed to have been used to make a fake suicide belt.
Khan, 28, was seen in a Poundland store in Stafford on November 20 – nine days before the attack at Fishmongers Hall.
Just the day before he bought scissors, boots and a mask – which he is believed to have worn in the attack.
In the CCTV he is seen wearing a black Nike cap, grey sweatpants and a face mask, as he stuffs gaffer tape and a loaf of bread into a recyclable shopping bag.
The footage shows his movements in the days before the attack, and as he headed from his home in Stafford to London, for the Learning Together prisoners’ educational event in the capital.
The photos were shown to jurors at the inquest into Khan’s attack at London’s Guildhall.
It was heard yesterday that during his eight years in seven prisons, Khan was involved in a string of violent incidents and “extremist bullying”.
Jurors were told Khan had been an “influential” inmate who associated with other high-profile terrorists including Fusilier Lee Rigby’s killer.
During the inquest it also emerged that the risk of a convicted terrorist attending an event at Fishmongers’ Hall was not raised before Khan ran amok, and killed two people.
Beforehand, there had been discussion about the risks of Khan learning to drive a dumper truck, but not of him travelling to London to attend the event, jurors heard.
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