An investigation into Staffordshire police has been launched following the London Bridge attack last month in which a terrorist killed two people before being shot dead.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has begun an investigation into the force’s role in the management of the attacker, Usman Khan, following his release from prison last year after serving a term for terrorism offences.

Khan, who had been living in Stafford, was given permission to travel to London by the police and probation service.

Cambridge graduates Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23, died at the scene in London Bridge after being stabbed in the chest. Three others were injured.

The pair had been helping to organise a workshop for a prison-based education project, Learning Together, at Fishmongers’ Hall near the bridge. Khan had been attending the event to celebrate the project’s fifth anniversary.

He was wearing a fake suicide vest and shot dead by police on London Bridge after being tackled by members of the public,…

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