David Cameron has raised the prospect that the terrorists who killed a soldier in Woolwich were known to the British security services.
Speaking in Downing Street the Prime Minister refused to comment on speculation that the killers were known to MI5.
In the first terrorist murder on the British mainland since the 7/7 suicide bombings of 2005, the men attempted to behead the soldier, hacking at him like a “piece of meat” in front of dozens of witnesses, before both were shot by police who took around 20 minutes to arrive.
After the killing, one of the men, believed to be a British-born Muslim convert, spoke calmly into a witness’s video phone. The security services are now carrying out a massive investigation and have searched properties in London and in Lincolnshire.
Mr Cameron said the Intelligence and Security Committee will now carry out a full investigation to determine whether or not there were any failings in the build-up to the attack. . .