Factbox: Lethal assaults in Britain lately


LONDON (Information) – British police on Friday shot useless a person who had strapped a pretend bomb to his physique and stabbed quite a few individuals in what they mentioned was a terrorism incident within the London Bridge space of the capital.

Following are some lethal assaults in Britain lately:

June 19, 2017 – A British man drove a van into Muslim worshippers outdoors a London mosque, leaving one useless and injuring many extra. The person convicted of homicide mentioned at his trial he had tried to kill as many as attainable.

June three, 2017 – Three attackers rammed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge, then stabbed individuals in close by bars, killing eight and injuring at the least 48 earlier than police shot all three useless. Islamic State mentioned its militants had been accountable.

Could 22, 2017 – A suicide bomber killed 22 kids and adults and wounded 59 at a packed live performance corridor within the English metropolis of Manchester, as crowds started to go away a live performance by U.S. singer Ariana Grande.

Police mentioned they believed Salman Abedi, a 22-year-old Briton born to Libyan mother and father, had constructed the bomb himself within the days earlier than the assault.

March 22, 2017 – An attacker stabbed a policeman near the British parliament in London after a automotive ploughed into pedestrians on close by Westminster Bridge.

Six individuals died, together with the assailant and the policeman he stabbed, and at the least 20 had been injured in what police known as a “marauding terrorist assault”.

June 16, 2016 – Armed with a sawn-off rifle and a dagger, a person shot and repeatedly stabbed the lawmaker Jo Cox in a frenzied avenue assault in her constituency in northern England that surprised Britain per week earlier than the European Union referendum.

Could 22, 2013 – Two attackers drove into and knocked down a British soldier as he crossed a avenue in broad daylight in southeast London, earlier than killing him with a meat cleaver and knives.

An armed police officer stand guard on a avenue close to London Bridge after an incident, in London, Britain, November 29, 2019. Information/Dylan Martinez

The homicide gained worldwide notoriety when one of many attackers was filmed by passers-by standing on the street with blood-soaked palms making an attempt to justify the assault.

July 7, 2005 – 4 younger British Muslims detonated home made bombs hidden in rucksacks on three underground trains and a bus in the course of the morning rush-hour, within the first suicide bombings by Islamist militants in western Europe.

They killed themselves and 52 different individuals and wounded round 700 others.

Reporting by Andrew MacAskill; modifying by Man Faulconbridge and Hugh Lawson