May in a spot of bother for police cuts ahead of polls

Jun 06, 2017, 6:17 AM EDT
British Prime Minister Theresa May
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British Prime Minister Theresa May heads into the June 8 election facing tough questions and campaign against her record that oversaw cut in police numbers despite a fragile security situation in the country.

Britain has suffered three Islamist attacks in as many months, the latest being a van and knife strike in the heart of London, where three attackers plowed their vehicle into pedestrians before launching a brutal knife attack that left seven people dead, writes Reuters.

London police named one attacker as Khuram Butt, a British born in Pakistan, who was a jihadist suspect but let off in 2015, owing to lack of substantial evidence to continue monitoring, notes The Guardian.