Sudesh Amman stabbed two people before being gunned down in broad daylight. He had been serving a sentence for the possession and distribution of extremist material
The suspected terrorist who stabbed two people before being gunned down by police in Streatham was released from prison just days ago.
The then 18-year-old, who was described as ‘knife-obsessed’, was found with a stash of bomb-making and close-combat manuals – including one titled ‘How to Make A Bomb in Your Kitchen’.
Whitehall sources said Sudesh Amman had very recently been released from prison, where he had been serving a sentence for the possession and distribution of extremist material.
It is understood that he left prison just a matter of days ago after serving half of his more-than three year sentence. A Whitehall source said: “He was under surveillance, that is what allowed police to do their job so quickly. It could have been much worse than it was.
“There had been concerns when he was in prison but there were no powers for any authority to keep him behind bars.
“There was nothing that could be done to keep him behind bars under existing laws, hence why he was under surveillance and strict licencing conditions.