this is bbc news. i'm geeta guru—murthy. the headlines at 12... the queen hails the bravery of passers—by on london bridge yesterday, as it's revealed the attacker they restrained before he was shot dead by police was a convicted terrorist. when we were all kicking him and holding him to the ground, the guy was just constantly screaming, "get off me! get off me!", as if everyone wasjust going to let him go and do his thing. but we wanted to make sure that he's never going to do this again, that he's not going to harm another single human being. the attacker has been named as usman khan. he killed two people and injured three more — they are now recovering in hospital. an address linked to khan is being searched in stafford — he was on licence after being automatically released from prison. i do absolutely accept we have to look long and hard as at the types of sentences we are using for these types of offensives.
there are big questions that this case poses, and it's really important for there to be a proper review, to see if lessons can be learned. at london bridge where a large cord and remains in place. witnesses are being urged to come forward with any information that could help the investigation. in other news, millions of commuters will have to pay an average of 2.7% more for rail tickets in the new year. all shirley, yes! and england find themselves behind in new zealand again. we'll bring you an update on all the weekend's sport at 12:30.
good afternoon. you're watching bbc news. the queen has paid tribute to those who died in the attacks at london bridge and praised the emergency services and those who risked their lives to take down the attacker. she said... prince phillip and i send our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies to all those who have lost loved ones and who have been affected by yesterday's terrible violence." this morning, more details of the man who carried out a stabbing attack on london bridge have ermeged. 28—year—old usman khan, a convicted terrorist who was freed from prision on licence last year, was shot dead by armed officers after killing two people and injuring three others. he was known to the authorities, having beenjailed in 2012 for an al-qaeda inspired plot to bomb the london stock exchange. yesterday afternoon,
khan attended a cambridge university conference on prisoner rehabilitation at fishmongers' hall, at the north end of london bridge. the attack is believed to have started inside the building before moving onto london bridge, where khan was restrained by members of the public and then shot dead by police. this morning, police are carrying out a search believed to be linked to the attack at a block of flats in stafford. the metropolitan police are appealing for anyone with information to contact the investigation team. katharine da costa has the latest. terror returned to the streets of london. a man and woman killed, three others injured. the question is how was this allowed to happen? pictures filmed from a bus show police moving in on the attacker who had been held down by members of the public. a man takes a knife from the suspect and runs away. police pull away another man wrestling with the attacker and then open fire.
this was the man shot dead — usman khan, 28 years old from staffordshire. he was jailed in 2012 for his part in a plot to bomb the london stock exchange, but released on licence last year. the prime minister was briefed on the case last night at a meeting of the government's emergency committee cobra. i have long argued that it is a mistake to allow serious and violent criminals to come out of prison and it is very important that the we get out of that habit and that we enforce the appropriate sentences for dangerous criminals, especially for a terrorist that i think the public want to see. it is believed that usman khan was attending a conference on prisoner rehabilitation at the northern end of the london bridge and fishmongers' hall and he started attacking people.
the alarm was raised just before 2pm. he was pursued onto the bridge where he was tackled amid chaotic scenes. the police arrived at 3:02pm and fired two shots, believing he was wearing an explosive vest. just people running and screaming because they did not know what was going on and people being evacuated that were left on the brakes that are still there now. it was frightening to see all these people so frightening to see all these people so horrified and not understanding what was going on. we have to remember we live in a democratic society and those who seek to silence us will not succeed. our democracy must be alive and vibra nt. the police and the mayor have praised the police‘s response. i also want to thank
the members of the public who have helped either by showing extraordinary courage and stepping in to tackle this attacker or indeed by following the instructions they had subsequently been given at the scene and in the area. what you saw yesterday were people running towards danger. we all have the benefit of hindsight, they did not. they saw a man with a big knife and another knife. they saw a man with a belt around him, which for all and purposes could have been an explosive belt, and suicide vest. and they ran towards him to stop him hurting other people. while the police are not looking for other people with this attack, they are isa other people with this attack, they are is a property that is being searched in staffordshire. what many are asking is what was being done to monitor the convicted terrorist who went on to kill? katharine da costa, bbc news.
our news correspondent katharine da costa is at london bridge. yes, there is a large cord and behind me. you can see several buses and vehicles that were abandoned yesterday. they are yet to be recovered. there are a number of police patrols that have been stepped up across london. despite the public being advised to avoid the public being advised to avoid the area, borough market is very much open for business. there are a large number of tourists and visitors in the area carrying on with their normal lives. we are expecting a visit shortly from the london mayor sadiq khan and the head of the metropolitan police to go to borough market, basically reassuring the public that it is business as usual. sadiq khan has praised the courage of the individuals who intervened yesterday. he said we should not let the actions of individuals disrupt our daily lives.
has been information released as of as those who were injured yesterday? we know two people lost their lives as well. yes, two people lost their lives. a man and a woman. three people were taken to hospital yesterday. we were told that one is critical but stable, another is sta ble critical but stable, another is stable and a third suffers less serious entities make injuries. their identities have not been released. the public are being urged to remain vigilant and again the metropolitan police has urged any witnesses, particularly anyone who may have been at fish mongers hall yesterday to get in touch. any images or information that could help this investigation to contact the police. 0k, katharine da costa, thank you very much indeed. as we've been hearing, police have been searching a house in stafford.
our correspondent liz copper has more from there about usman khan. well, we are here at an address on wolverhampton road in stafford, it's quite close to the town centre, and there has been a considerable amount of police activity here. you can probably see, it is quite a large property, it is all cordoned off. there are staffordshire police officers on the cordon, but whilst i have been here in the last few minutes, i have seen vehicles from the met police arriving here, and there have been reports locally that the police have been here since late yesterday afternoon. we do not know what connection, if any, there is to khan here, but there is certainly a very good deal of police activity. and, of course, khan was very much on the radar of authorities, here in staffordshire, following his conviction in 2012, and his release subsequently on licence. now, i think there will be questions, notjust in london asked, but also questions here in staffordshire about the terms of that license and also how he was being monitored. other leading party figures paid tribute to the emergency services involved in the london bridge attack
at the start of last night's bbc tv debate. the liberal democrat leader, jo swinson, said... the snp leader, nicola sturgeon paid tribute to those who risked their lives taking on the attacker. she said... earlier on breakfast — we spoke to the security minister, brandon lewis. we asked him what reassurance he could give that there aren't any other convicted terrorists free who could be risk. it is important to say, as the police have said, they are not at this moment looking for any other suspects. they are confident about the suspect they have named and they are not looking for any further suspects. in terms of people's ability to be secure in the knowledge that, actually, all of us, quite rightly, should be go about our lives today as we would on any other day.
tour guide stevie hurst was one of those who helped to restrain the attacker. he's been speaking to 5—live. his account contains some graphic details. well, we saw, just sort of a handful of people running away from a direction to the left of us, on the left—hand side, from south to north, and i don't know why, but i felt compelled to jump out of the car to go and see what the situation was. and we saw a guy being accosted to the floor. i ran over to investigate what was going on and the guys were just screaming, "he's stabbed a couple of women". i'm guessing from the bar, from the fishmongers' bar. so they were screaming that. so everyone was just on top of him, trying to bundle him to the ground, and we saw that the knife was still in his hand, he was covered in blood. the knife was still in his hand, so ijust put a foot in to try and kick him in head... we were trying to do as much as we could to try to dislodge the knife from his hand so he wouldn't harm anyone else. so the guys that were there were just amazing. incredible people. heroes beyond belief.
the police were there within minutes, which was incredible. they started to drag all of us off, and that is when you see the guy that had the knife with the suit, he is... he has found a knife that has been dislodged, it kind of went down the side of the pavement, he has picked it up and taken it away, because we wanted to make sure that that is all that he had. we wanted to make sure that we dislodged that so he couldn't harm anyone else. that was one person who was involved and what happened yesterday. as we've been hearing, the london bridge attacker usman khan was a convicted terrorist who was freed on parole last year. the parole board says that given the seriousness of the attack, it is understandable that there is speculation about the attacker‘s release from prison. in a statement, the parole board confirms it had no involvement with the release of the individual identified as the attacker, (00v)...who appears to have been released automatically on licence, as required by law, without ever being referred to the board. well, with me now is chris phillips, former head of the national counter
terorrism security office. thank you for coming in. just to explain what has happened as far as we can see it. the suspect was first evolved put on indeterminate figure in terms of how much time he would stay injail. and in terms of how much time he would stay in jail. and that was changed by the court of appeal. and he was sentenced to 16 years. he should have come out halfway through that according to current law, but he came out before, last year. yes, but he would have spent some time on remand and that is taken into account. and the judge who remand and that is taken into account. and thejudge who heard this evidence felt that he should be put in prison and he should not be released until he was radicalised. i think it was clear as to what his thinking was. i think the view was we have got to give him a hope of coming out again. but what they have done is given to him effectively as six or seven
done is given to him effectively as six or seven year sentence because he is going to be out halfway through his sentence. what the criminal justice system through his sentence. what the criminaljustice system has done is put a very dangerous man back on the streets. why is that happening? what is the reasoning for doing that do you think? the reasoning is it is expensive to keep people imprisoned thatis expensive to keep people imprisoned that is one aspect. there is also a desire to treat terrorists as normal criminals. while they are not normal criminals. while they are not normal criminals. they are very dangerous people and to treat someone that radicalised that wants to kill mass casualties in the same way as someone casualties in the same way as someone who robs a bank is just crazy. like that when someone like him comes out and he is released automatically, just explain this. this is an automatic piece appear there is an automatic release date which is six months after the sentence begins. what levels of
checks going to that to make sure that they have not reversed their view? i do not know it may come clear in the future just how much evidence they have got on this man being deradicalised. it is quite easy to say that they no longer believe and then they are released back into the streets. the key point why are we letting people out that oui’ why are we letting people out that our radicalised who have not desired to kill many people? there were many people targeted on the original arrest. he was attacked we understand. what level of —— he was tagged. what level of monitoring would he have had? what good will a tag do? all that is going to do is locate them. is that all that would have happened to him? would he be interviewed by anyone? there would
have been other conditions, maybe he was not allowed to go to certain areas. i imagine this conference he went to go to, i bet he was probably paid to go there. it is good that we are doing these things. because we are doing these things. because we are trying to find out how people are trying to find out how people are becoming radicalised. but this quy are becoming radicalised. but this guy is encouraged to go there and he has gone to that event when a pretend bomb strapped to him with a knife intending to kill. if the security services wanted to keep track of somebody like this too is released, how difficult is that? how many people does it take? let me put it this way, hundreds and hundreds of people have been convicted of terrorism over the last 15 to 20 yea rs terrorism over the last 15 to 20 years in this country. a good propulsion have been released back into society. we have also got a lot of people, a lot of terrorists who have been over in syria and iraq,
they have come back. we have also got a number of people who are a cause for concern for the police. how on earth can we expect the police and security officers to monitor all these people? the simple a nswer monitor all these people? the simple answer is we monitor all these people? the simple answer is we cannot. monitor all these people? the simple answer is we cannot. we have a situation where we have a lot of dangerous people walking around, polluting communities and causing all sorts of issues and every now and again one will pop up and commit and again one will pop up and commit a terrorist attack. we need to sort this out and make sure radicalised visitors convicted of terrorism are keptin visitors convicted of terrorism are kept in prison. is this a question of resources? yes. it always is. to be frank, the police officers have lost many police officers. you could not possibly pay for enough police officers to monitor the 20,000 on people that are a cause for concern. resources are a part of this. but you have got to deal with this. the
police have done a greatjob of catching him, convicting him, for goodness' sake keep him in prison. take you very much for coming. the headlines on bbc news. the queen hails the bravery of passers—by on london bridge yesterday, as it's revealed the attacker they restrained before he was shot dead by police was a convicted terrorist . the attacker has been named as usman khan. he killed two people and injured three more — they are now recovering in hospital. an address linked to khan is being searched in stafford — he was on licence after being automatically released from prison. a manhunt is under way after three young people were stabbed in an attack on a busy shopping street in the hague in netherlands. images and videos on social media show dozens of black friday shoppers running away from the scene. the three people who were stabbed were treated in hospital and later discharged. the attackers identity and motive still appear to be unknown.
the families of two police officers who died when their helicopter crashed into the clutha pub in glasgow six years ago have spoken out in support of the pilot. an inquiry ruled last month that the crash happened because pilot david traill "took a chance" and ignored fuel warnings, killing the crew and seven people in the pub. but family members of officers killed say they trusted the pilot "implicitly". train companies across the uk have confirmed that rail fares will rise by an average of two—point—seven percent in the new year. it means that from january — some long distance commuters will see their season tickets go up by more than a hundred pounds. some general election campaign events have been suspended, in response to the london bridge attack. the stabbings overshadowed the latest televised debate, which brought together senior figures from seven parties, who discussed issues, including brexit, the nhs and climate change. nick eardley reports. welcome to cardiff and the national assembly for wales... in a fractious political period,
last night's debate began on a sombre note. once again, london and the country as a whole are having to come to terms with a horrific terror attack. two members of the public are now dead, as is the man who attacked them, others are injured, some seriously. politicians paying tribute to the london bridge first responders and discussing how to tackle the security threat. soon, though, things returned to other election issues. there were tense exchanges between labour and the conservatives on how they'd spend money if they won power, and questions raised about whether boris johnson could fulfil his promise to get brexit done if he wins power. the tories say yes but some say it's not true. michel barnier said it will take up to three years and that's before you add us trade talks or trade talks with any other organisations or countries that will put, potentially, our nhs on the table. we are in episode one of a ten season box set and if you don't like what you've seen up until now, you don't have to watch the rest.
critics of the conservatives say a no—deal exit will be back on the table if they win because they said they won't extend the next part of talks on future trade beyond 2020, but their representative last night, rishi sunak, said a deal could be done. you said he couldn't get a brexit deal, it will be possible, but he did, he got a great new deal and got it in three months! plaid cymru, meanwhile, were less than impressed withjeremy corbyn's plan to stay neutral. no wonder people don't have faith in politicians when the leader of the labour party, the candidate to be prime minister, won't even tell us where he stands on this central question. while the greens were critical of a lib dem proposal to cancel brexit, even though the parties are working together in some seats. i do think that to go for a unilateral revocation is a slap in the face of 17.4 million people who voted to leave, so that's why i think it is important that people do have their say in a democratic process. they were tense exchanges
over the nhs, too. the tories said claims it was for sale were a conspiracy theory. labour insisted they were genuine. and the snp's nicola sturgeon agreed. i'm going to be pretty blunt here, when boris johnson says that the nhs is not on the table in a future trade deal, i simply do not trust him and i do not believe him. nothing is for sale in the nhs. it provides incredible front—line care and great outcomes, so i would say to lucy, the nhs is not failing but what we do need to do, as well as investing more money, we have to manage it better, that's crucial, and we have to cut out the waste. no game changer but a reminder of the big election issues and the choice we all face when we go to the ballot box in a couple of weeks. nick eardley, bbc news, westminster. 0n the evening of friday 6th december, boris johnson and jeremy corbyn will go head—to—head in the bbc prime ministerial debate. if you have a question you d like to ask, visit the website bbc.co.uk? pmdebate for your chance tojoin the audience.
that s the bbc prime ministerial debate bbc one, friday, 6th decemberfrom 8:30pm. the final providers of the help—to—buy isa s will close the window for new applications today. the product — available since 20—15 — was introduced to allow first time buyers the chance to save tax free. nearly 260,000 properties have been bought using the isa according to the government. a number of banks have already pulled their help to buy isas, prompting a late surge, according to some providers. it's gone from remote wilderness to tourist hotspot in just a few decades. antarctica is now the destination of choice for thousands of thrill seekers. but with tourism and climate change taking their toll on the region — visitors now have a greener, more sustainable way of getting there. andy beatt reports. ladies and gentlemen, have a wonderful first day in antarctica. the coldest, most
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you have passengers coming down, which provides a great opportunity for them to be involved in actual science that is going on in a region of the world where we don't have a lot of data. we are also increasing the awareness of our guests on the problem that is climate change, for example, and the many changes that are taking place. trips ashore are carefully controlled. tourists keeping well away from wildlife and cleaning personal effects to avoid the introduction of invasive species. translation: when we come here, when we see and feel the reality, we understand how important it is that it stays that way — protected, uninhabited, reserved for animals. with a second hybrid ship planned, visits to this white continentjust got a little bit greener. andy beatt, bbc news. now it's time for a look
at the weather with louise lear. hello, frost and funk was an issue this morning as most of the country under influence of high pressure. this weather front drifting is bringing cloud and rain across the five southwest. here it is not quite as cold, but on the breezy side. elsewhere, the fog will slowly lift and it is dry and settled in sunny into the afternoon. temperature struggling to 8 degrees with the exception of southwest. the light patchy rain will drift into france overnight. a bit more of a breeze preventing frost and fog here. under the clear skies, the temperatures are likely to fall. 0n the 1st of december, it looks slightly to have sunshine. temperatures are still going to struggle. type temperature sunday afternoon three to 8 degrees.
this is bbc news. i'm geeta guru—murthy. the queen hails the bravery of passers—by on london bridge yesterday, as it's revealed the attacker they restrained before he was shot dead by police was a convicted terrorist. when we were all kicking him and holding him to the ground, the guy was just constantly screaming, "get off me! get off me!", as if everyone wasjust going to let him go and do his thing. but we wanted to make sure that he's never going to do this again, that he's not going to harm another single human being. the attacker has been named as usman khan. he killed two people and injured three more — they are now recovering in hospital. an address linked to khan is being searched in stafford — he was on licence after being automatically released from prison. i do absolutely accept we have to look long and hard as at the types of sentences we are using for these types of offensives. there are big questions that this case poses,
and it's really important for there to be a proper review, to see if lessons can be learned. in other news, millions of commuters will have to pay an average of 2.7% more for rail tickets in the new year. let's get our round—up of the sport with holly. england's cricketers are facing a real battle to win the second test and level the series in hamilton. new zealand made 375 in their first hamilton. new zealand made 375 in theirfirst innings hamilton. new zealand made 375 in their first innings before hamilton. new zealand made 375 in theirfirst innings before england closed on 39—2 on the close on day two with dominic sibley and joe denley both out. they trailed by 336. it is a little early for a rendition of 0 come all ye faithful, but at ingle's thrashing in the first test, they would have been heartened by the support in new
zealand. england's day started brightly, tom latham resuming on 101 and added four more before misjudging one from stuart broad. england's decision to bowl first looked to be belatedly paying off. but they were frustrated by daryl mitchell and bj watling. mitchell showing scant respect to the part—time bowling of showing scant respect to the pa rt—time bowling of joe showing scant respect to the part—time bowling ofjoe denley, watling, who scored a double century in the last match showing scant respect to everyone, including broad. broad's perseverance was eventually rewarded. he got both of them and ended up with four wickets, but not before new zealand had gone past 300. they ended up with 375, they total that seemed more impressive when england batted. dominic sibley at 2a and in just his second test is quickly finding out the extra demands of test cricket.