British Prime Minister added that he sees no reason to expect increased terrorist activity in the country
The UK government is ready to amend British laws to prevent future attacks. This was announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday in an interview with the broadcasting corporation.
The night before, in the city of Reading, Berkshire, a 25-year-old man attacked people resting in a park with a knife, killing three people and injuring several others. “I would like to emphasize that if any lessons can be learned from what has happened if any changes should be made to our legislation to prevent a recurrence of such incidents, we will do it without hesitation,” Johnson said, answering a question about whether his government is doing enough to fight terrorism. He also emphasized that he sees no reason to expect increased terrorist activity in the UK.
Earlier, Sky News received from British police sources confirmed that the detainee in Reading was Libyan citizen Hayri Saadalla, who was trying to obtain asylum in the United Kingdom. It is reported that he had previously been convicted and spent 12 months in prison for theft and assault on a store guard, after which he was threatened with deportation to Libya. However, due to the difficult situation in the country, he was not deported to his homeland.
So far, this information has not received official confirmation, but if this happens, opponents of the conservative government in power will have a new reason for criticizing Johnson and his entourage.
Previous attacks in the UK were committed in London on February 3 this year and November 29, 2019. At present, the level of the terrorist threat is regarded as “serious”. This means that the risk of terrorist attacks in the country remains. Prior to this, in 2017, the country survived five attacks, four of them were committed in London and one in Manchester. In total, 36 people became victims of terrorist actions.