EX TERROR CHIEF WARNS OF \'RUSSIAN ROULETTE\' ON ATTACK RISKS

EX TERROR CHIEF WARNS OF 'RUSSIAN ROULETTE' ON ATTACK RISKS

Chris Phillips, a former head of the UK National Counter Terrorism Security Office, said the current criminal justice system was "playing Russian roulette" with the lives of the public.

He's speaking out after Usman Khan, released from jail early after he plotted an attack on the London Stock Exchange, killed two people in Friday's London Bridge attacks.

"The criminal justice system needs to look at itself," Mr. Phillips told the PA news agency.

"We're letting people out of prison, we're convicting people for very, very serious offences and then they are releasing them back into society when they are still radicalised.

"So how on earth can we ever ask our police services and our security services to keep us safe?

"I've said it a few times today, we're playing Russian roulette with people's lives, letting convicted, known, radicalised Jihadi criminals walk about our streets."

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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