UK’s Channel 4 News forced to backtrack on claims jailed ‘hate-preacher’ was behind London attack
Britain’s Channel 4 News has backtracked on a report naming a known “hate-preacher” as the man behind an attack on parliament in London.
Statement from Channel 4 News: pic.twitter.com/MMo1sFu3Mh
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) March 22, 2017
Channel 4 claimed Abu Izzadeen, also known as Trevor Brooks, from Hackney in London, was the suspect. The news was quickly also reported by mainstream newspapers including the Independent and the Daily Mirror.
But claims soon followed that the man is in fact currently serving time in jail.
Izzadeen’s solicitor was quoted by US channel ABC as saying his client was still in jail and could not have been the attacker
— Gordon MacMillan (@gordonmacmillan) March 22, 2017