Streatham terrorist pledged allegiance to ISIS while in prison, inquest hears

A terrorist who stabbed two people in Streatham said he wanted to kill the queen, join ISIS and an become a suicide bomber while in prison, an inquest has heard.

Sudesh Amman was shot dead by police on Streatham High Road on February 2, 2020, after injuring a man and a woman.

The 20-year-old served 40 months in prison in 2018 for preparing and engaging in acts of terrorism.

While serving time in Belmarsh prison, Amman attempted to radicalise other prisoners.

He also declared his allegiance to the Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr Al-Qurayshi Al-Baghdadi.

Jurors were shown a letter from a senior police officer to the governor of the prison from January 15 asking if Amman could be detained for longer.

They were told it was not possible.

Amman had been serving a sentence for 13 terror offences including possessing material useful for terrorisma and disseminating terrorist material online. 

He was released on January 23, 2020, and placed under 24-hour surveillance.

On February 2, just 10 days later, while wearing a fake suicide belt, Amman ran into a shop on Streatham High Road and stole a knife.

He stabbed two people in the street before being shot dead by police.

The inquest is expected to last three weeks.

Pictured top: Police activity outside a property in Streatham, following the terror attack in Streatham High Road.

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