Sudesh Amman Biography, Wiki
Sudesh Amman was released around a week ago after serving half of his sentence of three years and four months for terror offenses.
He was under active police surveillance at the time of the attack on Streatham High Road, which police believe to be an Islamist-related terrorist incident.
Sudesh Amman Age
He was 20 years old.
Sudesh Amman London terrorist attack
Three people were injured but none are in a life-threatening condition.
Gunshots were heard on Streatham High Road just after 14:00 GMT on Sunday.
Reports suggest Amman entered a shop and started stabbing people. It appears he then left the shop and stabbed a woman.
Witnesses reported hearing three gunshots and seeing a man lying on the ground outside a Boots pharmacy, as armed police approached and shouted at those nearby to move back.
Scotland Yard said officers were searching addresses in south London and Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire.
“No arrests have been made and inquiries continue at pace,” the Metropolitan Police said.
Sudesh Amman Criminal Record
Sudesh Amman pleaded guilty in November 2018 to six charges of possessing documents containing terrorist information and seven of disseminating terrorist publications.
One of the manuals Amman admitted owning was “Bloody Brazilian Knife Fightin’ Techniques”.
He was jailed at the Old Bailey the following month for three years and four months.
I was there and recall Amman smiling as he was sentenced.
Amman was first arrested in north London in May 2018 by armed officers on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack.
At the time of Amman’s release, there were concerns about the danger he might pose to the public but there were no legal mechanisms to keep him in prison, BBC political correspondent Chris Mason said.
— Guy Elster (@guyelster) February 2, 2020
Boris Johnson Statement
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the government would announce further plans for “fundamental changes to the system for dealing with those convicted of terrorism offenses” on Monday.
He said the government had moved quickly to introduce measures strengthening its response to terrorism, including longer prison sentences and more money for police, following the attack at Fishmongers Hall, near London Bridge, in November.
Given November’s attack also involved a convicted terrorist released mid-way through his sentence, our correspondent said there is “a desperate desire” within the government to be seen to be acting quickly.
On February 2nd, 2020, The Metropolitan Police in London, United Kingdom confirmed that their armed officers have shot a man in Streatham, a suburb of London. The stabbing incident left two people injured but there is no word yet on the extent of their injuries. The Metropolitan Police have also added that although the incident is being assessed at this time, they are treating the stabbings as terrorist-related.
We believe there are two injured victims. We await updates on their conditions.
The scene has been fully contained.
We will issue more information when possible.
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) February 2, 2020
Sadiq Khan Statement
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said in a statement that a man was shot and killed by police in Streatham, a neighborhood in south London.
“Terrorists seek to divide us and to destroy our way of life – here in London we will never let them succeed,” Khan said in the statement.
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) February 2, 2020
What we know
- The Suspect identified as Sudesh Amman who was shot dead by the police.
- At least three people were wounded shortly before 2 pm local time in a stabbing attack.
- One of those victims is believed to be in serious condition. The second was taken to the hospital for wounds that were not life-threatening. The third was treated at the scene.
- Police have confirmed that armed officers shot and killed the suspect.
- Police have said the stabbing was “terrorist-related.”
- Streatham’s Parliament representative Bell Ribeiro-Addy said the suspect was a man police “had been watching for some time.”
- Government officials have praised police and emergency services for quickly containing the attack. Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted, “Thank you to all emergency services responding to the incident in Streatham. … My thoughts are with the injured and all those affected.”
- An investigation is set to begin immediately by the Independent Office for Police Conduct, which is required to investigate when police use lethal force.
What we don’t know
- The identities of the people who were wounded.