The London Bridge killer was a convicted terrorist released on licence, ITV News has confirmed.
Two people were killed after a terrorist carried out a number of stabbing attacks in the busy office and entertainment area on Friday afternoon, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said.
Three other bystanders are being treated in hospital, with one understood to be in a “critical condition”.
The prime minister chaired an emergency COBRA meeting on Friday evening in response to the attack.
The Met Police earlier said the attacker had been shot dead.
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