A furious political row broke out today after it was revealed that the London Bridge terrorist was released automatically from prison last year.
Usman Khan, 28, was sentenced in 2012 after being arrested in 2010 for terrorism offences for his part in an al Qaeda-inspired terror group that plotted to bomb the London Stock Exchange and kill Boris Johnson.
The Stoke-on-Trent-based radical, along with two co-conspirators, originally received an indeterminate sentence for public protection with a minimum of eight years behind bars - meaning he could be kept indefinitely if he continued to pose a risk to the public.
However, this sentence was later quashed, after a ruling from judges including Justice Leveson gave him a determinate 16-year jail term, meaning he could be automatically released after eight years, half of his sentence.
Leveson also said at the time when reversing the original indeterminate sentence that the Parole Board was best placed to decide when he would be safe to be released from jail.
But today the Parole Board has released a statement saying they played no part at all in Khan's release as he was freed automatically, suggesting a failure at some point in the Justice System, and ultimately from the Government, to review Khan's case.
This level of stupid and 'caring' for the bad guys is... I'll go with 'amazing'.
These dickheads turned a terrorist loose. Now innocents are dead and others wounded, and I'll bet in private discussions said dickheads are really annoyed at being criticized for what they did.