London police arrest more suspects in bridge attack

On Tuesday, counter-terror officers were searching a property in Ilford, east London, after entering the address at around 01:30 BST. Butt was an Arsenal football club fan and was wearing their shirt during the attack, The Guardian reported.

Seven people were killed on Saturday when three men aboard a white van mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge before slashing and stabbing people at nearby Borough Market, a warren of bars and restaurants.

Kindschuh told the BBC the bartender locked the door, and shortly after one of the attackers tried to get in but was subdued by police. He was allegedly on his way to Syria and was carrying only a backpack.

"We saw him many, many times around here", said Salahudeen, a 40-year-old driving instructor.

The leaders called the acts "cold-blooded murders", and said they were "deeply hurt" that terror attacks have been committed in Britain by "murderers who seek to gain religious legitimacy for their actions".

The gesture comes as crowds gathered by London's beloved tower bridge today to grieve for the victims of the city's second jihadist attack in three months. All three attacks have been claimed by the Islamic State group.

Given the speed with which the attack was ended, it wasn't clear whether having more police on the beat would have prevented it, but questions persisted over whether investigators had the resources to look into such complaints and whether crucial opportunities were missed that could have saved lives.

At a press briefing with questions mounting about what the authorities knew, Rowley said: "Khuram Shazad Butt was known to the police and MI5".

Fanatic Rachid Redouane made a secret trip to kiss his baby daughter goodbye just hours before the London Bridge atrocity.

But with Britons due to vote in a national election on Thursday, her decision to reduce the number of police officers in England and Wales by nearly 20,000 during her six years as interior minister from 2010 to 2016 shot to the top of the political agenda.

Neighbors described Butt as an avid weightlifter and Transport for London confirmed he worked for London Underground in customer service before leaving last October.

Taking Khan's comments out of context, Trump tweeted on Sunday morning: "At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is 'no reason to be alarmed!'" "Two years ago, one of my children came home and told "Mummy, I want to be a Muslim so I can go to heaven", she said.

Prime Minister Theresa May, who has already signed it, said in her message that British values are "superior to anything offered by the preachers and supporters of hate".

Since 2010, when the Conservatives entered government, the number of police officers has fallen from 145,948 to 126,766 in March 2016, according to Home Office figures cited by ITV.

Defiant Londoners returned to work yesterday, walking over the bridge where Saturday's massacre unfolded. The UK's threat level had been upgraded from "severe" to "critical" on May 23 following the Manchester bombing the previous day in which 22 people were killed and 59 injured.

It was lowered once intelligence agencies were comfortable that this wasn't the case. "But perhaps more importantly, authorities also believed that the existence of such groups would allow authorities to keep an eye on suspects, given that members were on the radar of authorities", said Shiraz Maher, deputy director of the London-based International Center for the Study of Radicalization and Political Violence.

  • Salvatore Jensen