Emergency legislation designed to end the release of people convicted of terrorism offences halfway through their sentence has been presented to Parliament.

The measures – which would apply to England, Scotland and Wales – were drawn up after the attack in Streatham, south London, earlier this month.

The attacker, Sudesh Amman, had been freed from prison 10 days earlier.

The government wants the measures to become law by the end of the month.

MPs will consider all stages of the Terrorist Offenders Bill on Wednesday, before the Commons goes into recess on Thursday. The bill will then move to the Lords in time, ministers hope, for it to become law by 27 February.

The aim is to prevent the 28 February release of Mohammed Zahir Khan,

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