Parole Board Statement on London Bridge Attack on Friday 29 November 2019

Statement from the Parole Board in relation to the London Bridge attack on Friday 29 November 2019

We have every sympathy with those affected by the dreadful events that happened in London Bridge yesterday.

Given the seriousness of this attack, it is understandable that there is speculation about the attacker’s release from prison.

The Parole Board can confirm it had no involvement with the release of the individual identified as the attacker, who appears to have been released automatically on licence (as required by law), without ever being referred to the Board.