UK agencies could not have prevented soldier's murder, report says

November 25, 2014 12:10 PM

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UK agencies could not have prevented soldier's murder, report says

London (CNN) -- UK security agencies could not have prevented the murder of a British soldier by two extremists in London based on the information they had, UK lawmakers said Tuesday -- but if they had been alerted to a threat made online, then they might have been able to thwart the attack.

In its report Tuesday, the UK Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee said the two men had between them appeared in seven different probes by UK security and intelligence agencies -- mostly as "low-level subjects of interest."

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