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  • @theamycoop

    "A guy who was with us at Fishmongers Hall took a 5’ narwhale tusk from the wall and went out to confront the attacker. You can see him standing over the man (with what looks like a white pole) in the video. We were trying to help victims inside but that man’s a hero #LondonBridge"

    https://twitter.com/theamycoop/status/12­00513388889223169?s=19

  • So I saw this from my office window (all of it) and wondered where someone got a 5ft stick from.

    Narwhal horn, amazing

  • That goes in the 'you couldn't make it up' section of news.

  • Alongside the revelations over night that he was a convicted terrorist, released early under license.

  • What does "under licence" mean? I have never heard that term before.

  • Usually tag and has to report to a police station or meet with a parole officer.

  • How can a convicted terrorist, released less than 12 months ago, be able to launch an attack again? I don't know the answer, but serious questions have to be asked about how the system failed and led to the death of two people.

    We all know austerity has impacted public services severely, but has it got to the point where our security and justice services can no longer do their job properly?

  • According to people such as the Secret Barrister- yes, some time ago now.

  • When you allow serial failure Grayling to privatise the Parole Service, what could possibly go wrong?

  • Most criminals serve half of their sentence, if it’s fixed term. You would normally remain on licence until the end of that sentence. That would normally mean there is a reporting requirement, supervision and possible the offender would wear a tag. On licence you can be recalled to prison pretty much on the basis of suspicion.

    This guy was initially given an indeterminate sentence, which was changed on appeal to a 16 year sentence.

    If you’re released from a life sentence, you’re effectively on licence forever.

  • The Manchester bomb in 2017 became a huge focal point in the election. This will be no different. Prepare for Tory scaremongering as a distraction from the real issues.

  • Point is, how do you stop this sort of attack? The guy was under license but how does that stop him from getting hold of a knife and heading into central London? Lone nutters are almost impossible to stop, I’m afraid.

  • He was at a Cambridge University event on prisoner rehabilitation. One of the people trying to stop him was in prison with him originally.

  • The point is that his trial judge wanted him to stay locked up where he wasn’t s danger.

  • Remarkably he didn’t even have to go before a parole hearing...


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  • Ah thanks. Is this a normal thing for convicted terrorists to be out on a tag. I guess it comes down to if they think is risk is high. Somethings gone v wrong in this circumstance

  • ^^proper washing of hands in that statement

  • If you've got a fire extinguisher and narwhal horn you're basically sorted.

  • I don’t blame the Parole Board for getting in early after what they had to put up with earlier this year.

    Apologies for the DM front page but that’s the point in this case.

    “One hero was a jailed murderer on day release”.


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  • Likely this is a direct or indirect result of the cut in funding for public services sure to Tory austerity. Will JC be able to capitalise?

  • Doubt it, I expect we’ll see a lot of Andrew Neils “would you take him out?” Line of questioning with Corbyn doing everything he can to avoid giving a straight answer.

  • @kuziemsky

    For all those asking, it's not unheard of for Polish man to carry a
    narwhal tusk strapped to a belt on special occasions, although it is
    sadly a vanishing tradition

    https://twitter.com/kuziemsky/status/120­0717566274088960

  • "He is not a hero. He is a murderer out on day release. He murdered a
    disabled girl. He is not a hero, absolutely not." - Angela Cox, aunt
    of Amanda Champion who was brutally murdered by James Ford

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/lo­ndon-bridge-hero-murderer-day-20994055

  • It’s almost like human beings are complex and not easily categorised

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