London Bridge Terrorist Attack Inquests

The inquests into the deaths of the terrorists who were shot dead by police firearms officers during the London Bridge and Borough Market attacks concluded today.

These inquests followed immediately from the inquests into the eight victims who were tragically killed on London Bridge and at Borough Market.

The jury returned conclusions of lawful killing in relation to the shooting of the three terrorists.

The Chief Coroner Mark Lucraft QC concluded that the pre-attack investigations by MI5 and the Metropolitan Police Service Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) were thorough and rigorous and that following an exhaustive inquiry into the evidence, no opportunities were missed by MI5 or SO15 which could realistically have saved the lives of those who died.

Richard Horwell QC and Matthew Butt were instructed for the Metropolitan Police Service.

16th July 2019