London attacker had lived in Dublin
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 06, 2017,
Jun 06, 2017, 23:53
Redouane, who used the name Rachid Elkhdar, had previously lived in Rathmines, south Dublin over an 18-month period from 2014 to 2016 with a British-born wife, believed to be from an Irish family in east London. I'm trying to find out as much as I can.
Alternatively, the man may have been granted an EU Fam Card on the basis of his relationship with an EU citizen in Ireland.
One neighbour described the suspect as "a very affable person" who was "very much a member of the community".
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In a statement released later the Gardaí said they would "continue to liaise closely with security and law enforcement agencies in the United Kingdom and internationally to share and assess any relevant intelligence and provide assistance where appropriate".
They named him and another attacker, Khuram Shazad Butt, but did not identify the third killer.
In 2015 he was investigated by the authorities, but at that point in time, no evidence of an attack being planned was found.
This is the Islamic radical who carried out the London terror attack - after living in Ireland and even getting married here.
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The revelation comes after reports one of the three men had also appeared in a Channel 4 documentary about jihadis in the UK.
He was also caught on camera alongside two notorious preachers who were well known to police and intelligence officials due to their extremist views.
The Moroccan national was detained at a property in Limerick after Irish police received a tip from colleagues in London.
Youssef Zaghba, 22, was an Italian national of Moroccan descent.
Mr Rowley said: "While formal identification is yet to take place, detectives believe they know the identity of the attackers".
"The police and our partners are doing everything we can across the country to help prevent further attacks and protect the public from harm".
"Additionally, there are around 20,000 individuals who are former subjects of interest, whose risk remains subject to review by MI5 and its partners".
They added that United Kingdom intelligence officials have always been unhappy with security arrangements in Ireland - and they believe our country is an easy back door for terrorists into the UK.