Inquest due to open into death of Streatham terrorist

Inquest due to open into death of Streatham terrorist

An inquest is due to open on Wednesday into the death of Streatham terrorist Sudesh Amman. The 20-year-old was shot dead by two police marksmen after he stole a knife from a shop on Streatham High Road and stabbed two bystanders on Sunday February 2.

He had been under 24-hour surveillance at the time of the attack having been released midway through a prison sentence for possessing and distributing terrorist documents.

Amman was jailed in December 2018 and was freed less than a fortnight before the attack, in which he wore a fake suicide vest.

The attack has prompted the introduction of emergency legislation through Parliament to prevent the automatic release from prison of terrorist offenders, which is set to become law later this week.

Amman stabbed a man aged in his 40s and a woman aged in her 50s.

Both were taken to hospital but their injuries were not life-threatening.

A woman in her 20s was also injured by glass following the discharge of a police firearm but was quickly released from hospital.

The inquest will be opened at London Inner South Coroner's Court on Wednesday afternoon.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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