Police release remaining people arrested after London attack without charge
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 06, 2017,
Jun 06, 2017, 20:50
The second alleged attacker was identified by police as Rachid Redouane, who alternately used the surname Elkhdar, and claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan. Butt had previously been investigated by authorities.
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, Home Secretary Amber Rudd and shadow home secretary Diane Abbott along with faith leaders from a wide range of religions attended the service.
Christine Archibald, 30, is the first named victim of the atrocity on Saturday night, which killed seven people and critically injured 21others. Twelve others taken into custody have since been released.
The force also said one person is still believed to be missing as family liaison officers are in touch with all those families they believe to have died in the atrocity.
The latest attack comes against the backdrop of parliamentary elections later in the week.
Prime Minister Theresa May, who called the snap election in hopes of strengthening her mandate for discussions over Britain's exit from the European Union, has come under fire for the cuts to police numbers over recent years.
"We're calling for a restoration of police numbers, and there's a call being made for her to go, because of what she's done on the police numbers".
May said Corbyn is unable to guarantee Britain's security at a time of such increased threats.
A vigil was held near Tower Bridge on Monday evening.
May said Sunday that police had recently foiled five other plots.
Rowley said he was "increasingly confident" that the three individuals who conducted the attack had been killed, but that police were working to establish whether any associates were involved in the planning. London bar customers who suddenly found themselves confronting armed attackers Saturday responded by hurling glasses and stools at them.
"Londoners and people from around the world, we send our love to the victims' families and to all those who were injured".
He was known to the police and MI5, and a member of public had reported him to an anti-terror hotline.
"However, there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned and the investigation had been prioritized accordingly", police said.
He had appeared in a documentary, "The Jihadis Next Door", that aired on British television past year.