Streatham attack: Former counter terror chief analyses what we know

2 February 2020, 16:43 | Updated: 2 February 2020, 17:04

Major General Chip Chapman, who was formerly the head of Counter Terrorism, explained what he thinks can be known about the attack.

Major General Chip Chapman told Ian Payne: "It looks like people have been stabbed and that has been a methodology of many groups since high-end methodology has been taken away.

"By that I mean, the ability to have significant plots using firearms or bombs."

Streatham attack: Former counter terror chief analyses what we know
Streatham attack: Former counter terror chief analyses what we know. Picture: PA

He continued: "The second thing is... there's some suggestion that the device was strapped to a chest.

"That would suggest, of course, not a right-wing extremist ideology but an islamist ideology."

He concluded: "I would say this does look like a terrorism incident and it does look like there's an Islamist theology behind it."

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