British police name a third London Bridge attacker
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 06, 2017,
Jun 06, 2017, 15:03
London police, who have identified the two other attackers as Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane, said they were not naming the third attacker yet.
NHS England said 36 people remained in hospital, with 18 in a critical condition.
Seven people were killed and nearly 50 injured when three attackers ran down pedestrians on the bridge, then stabbed passers-by in nearby Borough Market.
In Britain's third Islamist attack in as many months, the three men rammed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge on Saturday evening before running into the bustling Borough Market area, where they slit throats and stabbed people.
Police reportedly found IS propoganda videos on his cell phone but, after an investigation, failed to find sufficient evidence of links to terrorism to prosecute him and he was released.
Boris Johnson, Britain's foreign secretary, said that the police and security services will have to explain why Butt was not stopped.
Ms Boden's family described her in a statement as an "outgoing, kind and generous person". "Tell them Chrissy sent you", her family said in a statement.
London police said all 12 people held since the attack late Saturday from the Barking neighborhood in the east of the city have been freed without charge.
Butt had been investigated in 2015, was known by neighbors to be an extremist and was featured previous year in a documentary on Britain's Channel 4 called "The Jihadis Next Door". He also used the name Rachid Elkhdar, with a different date of birth of 31.7.91. Police arrested several people and are widening their investigation after a series of attacks descr.
Police say they have 500 ongoing terrorism investigations and are keeping tabs on 3,000 individuals suspected of extremism.
Khuram Butt, 27, was born in Pakistan but was a British citizen.
Butt featured in a Channel 4 documentary a year ago about Islamist extremists with links to the jailed preacher Anjem Choudary.
He then claimed jobseeker's allowance for seven months, before working as a customer services assistant on the London Underground in 2016.
Two people in Barking, east London, had also raised concerns about Butt, the BBC's home affairs correspondent Dominic Casciani said.
As these details have emerged, Prime Minister Theresa May has faced questions about her record overseeing cuts to police numbers when she was interior minister. He was not a police or MI5 subject of interest, the police add. Authorities have said the London attack was apparently unconnected to the Manchester bombing. Image copyright Family handout/Reuters Image caption James McMullan's family believe he was among those killed. The 30-year-old had worked at a homeless shelter in Calgary before moving to Europe to live with her fiance.