Lyle Zimmerman, whose face has been disguised
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Survivor's pity for Leytonstone station attacker

A man who survived having his throat cut in an attack on the London Underground inspired by so-called Islamic State, has given his first TV interview.

Musician Lyle Zimmerman, 57, told the BBC's June Kelly he "felt pity" for 30-year-old Muhiddin Mire, who has been jailed for life for the crime at Leytonstone station.

Mr Zimmerman added that he was not interested in retribution, or in Mire being punished for his mental illness.

Mire - who was suffering paranoid schizophrenia at the time of the offence - will begin his sentence at Broadmoor secure hospital.

  • 01 Aug 2016
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