UK police name two London attackers, say one investigated before
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 06, 2017,
Jun 06, 2017, 23:27
Corbyn called for May to resign because of her role in cutting police staffing during her tenure as home secretary.
Other attacks have been committed without direct ISIS involvement by terrorists who are sympathizers of the radical group.
During that time, police numbers have dropped by roughly 20,000 officers, and the number of armed officers has fallen as well. The attackers were shot by police on the scene.
There has been widespread praise of the quick response on Saturday from armed police, who killed the three attackers with 50 shots within eight minutes of the alarm being raised.
Police say investigations were continuing into the identity of the third attacker. The Metropolitan Police said seven women and five men between the ages of 19 and 60 were arrested in Barking on Sunday. Police said there would be "increased physical measures on London's bridges to keep the public safe".
Salman Abedi detonated a bomb in the foyer of the Manchester Arena, after an Ariana Grande concert on May 22, killing 22.
Her main opponent, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, backed calls for her resignation over the police cuts.
May said on Monday Britain will review its counterterrorism strategy and consider extending prison terms.
But May defended her government's stance on the issue, saying that her Conservative government had protected police budgets.
"As a proud and patriotic British Muslim I say this: You do not commit these disgusting acts in my name".
Dick said police had seized "a huge amount of forensic material" after going through the van used in the attack "very very carefully".
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Canadian Chrissy Archibald was the first victim to be named. The National Health Service told Reuters Monday that "a total of 36 ... patients (are) now being cared for in five London hospitals, and of these 18 remain in a critical condition". Counterterrorism police raided two addresses in the Newham and Barking areas.
"While formal identification has yet to take place, detectives believe they now know the attackers' identities". "He hit about two people in front of me and then three behind".
Khuram Shazad Butt, aged 27, was a British citizen born in Pakistan, who was already known to police and Britain's domestic spy agency MI5, London's police force said.
Details of the investigation had been kept closely under wraps, in stark contrast to last month's Manchester bombing, when photos and information from the investigation were repeatedly leaked to the USA media, triggering a row between the British and American governments.
Another friend, who also said he reported Butt to police, told the BBC's Asian network that the terrorist, who was known as Abu or Abs, had been radicalised watching videos of the infamous American hate preacher Ahmad Musa Jibril. "A number of people have been detained and are at present being spoken to", the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.