The London Bridge attacker Usman Khan had been released from prison after serving half of a 16-year sentence. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said this was “because of changes to the law that were brought in by the Labour Party that I voted against”. So did he?
Khan served a sentence for a plot to set up a terrorist training camp. He was then released automatically after eight years with no review by the Parole Board.
Mr Johnson tweeted that this was because of Labour’s Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008.
In another tweet he said: “Although four senior judges considered that Khan was dangerous, he was to be automatically released halfway through because of Labour’s 2008 law.”
Khan was originally given an indeterminate sentence in 2012, meaning one