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Reading Terrorist Attack

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:46 pm on 22nd June 2020.

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Photo of Bob Stewart Bob Stewart Conservative, Beckenham 3:46 pm, 22nd June 2020

Out of the blue, with no intelligence or prior information, three terrorists once came to my house to kill me. They were stopped by my 11-year-old son, Alexander, in the front garden. They asked him if his daddy was home. I was home, but he felt something was wrong. By good luck and chance, they got into their car and disappeared and killed someone else—lucky for me, not them. My point is it is almost impossible for the police and the security services to identify people who decide on their own with a knife to go out and do great harm. That said, will my right hon. Friend commend the bystanders and policemen who, with huge courage, tackle these people, bring them down and prevent far more innocents from being killed?