No terrorism offenders to be released without review, says minister

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Emergency legislation will retrospectively toughen terms of sentences being served by 220 terrorist offenders

The government has responded to the knife attack in Streatham by announcing sweeping legal changes to prevent the automatic release of terrorist offenders.

In a hastily arranged House of Commons statement a day after the south London stabbings, the justice secretary, Robert Buckland, set out plans for emergency legislation that would stop any terror offenders being released without parole board risk assessments.

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