An inquest into the shooting death of convicted terrorist Sudesh Amman has heard evidence that he boasted of killing the Queen while he was incarcerated at HMP Belmarsh.
Amman, 20, was shot dead by surveillance officers as he was carrying out a terrorist attack in Streatham High Road, South London, in early February 2020.
Before he was shot dead he was able to seriously injure two members of the public in a stabbing attack. Both victims survived their injuries.
On the first day of the inquest on Monday (August 02), it was noted that Amman had been jailed for 40 months in 2018 for preparing and engaging in acts of terrorism.
Yet despite the gravity of his offense he was released early from custody on January 23, 2020.
On the second day of the inquest on Tuesday (August 03), jurors at the Royal Courts of Justice were shown a prisoner report on Amman which said he had consistently and openly expressed support for the Takfiri terrorist group Daesh.
Jurors were also told that in December 2019 (barely a month before his release), a note in Arabic was found in Amman’s cell professing his loyalty to the former Daesh leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.
In addition, jurors were shown an assessment by Leon Campbell, a probation officer, which asserted that Amman posed a “high risk” of serious harm to the public “due to his promoting of extremist ideas … and wanting to carry out a terrorist act”.