MI5 investigation into London Bridge attacker was ‘well run’, inquest hears

An MI5 review after the London Bridge attack said its investigation into the ringleader Khuram Butt was “well and effectively run”, an inquest has heard.

Butt, 27, launched the attack with two other terrorists in June 2017, killing eight civilians and seriously injuring 48 people, while he was under active investigation by the security service.

He had been under investigation by MI5 since 2015, although it was twice suspended – in February 2016 and March 2017 – due to lack of resources.

On Wednesday, the inquests into the eight victims heard from a senior MI5 chief…
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