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3 Feb 2020

Government pledges emergency legislation to end automatic early release of terrorist prisoners

Home Affairs Correspondent

The Government has announced emergency legislation to stop the automatic early release of terrorists – after a convicted terrorist stabbed two people yesterday afternoon in a busy south London street.

Sudesh Amman was under heavy police surveillance at the time – and had been released from prison just a few days earlier.

The Justice Secretary Robert Buckland said the current maximum penalties and sentencing framework would also be reviewed.