United Kingdom police name two London attackers, say one investigated before
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 06, 2017,
Jun 06, 2017, 15:10
London Metropolitan Police have identified two of the three attackers involved in Saturday's violent rampage on and around London Bridge, releasing photos of Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane and asking the public for help in tracing their movements.
LONDON (AP) - An Australian newspaper says a 34-year-old Brisbane woman is recovering from the London attacks after being stabbed in the neck.
The 30-year-old from Calgary, Alberta, had recently moved to the Netherlands to be with her fiance, Tyler Ferguson, his sister, Cassie Ferguson Rowe, said.
Britain's response to the terror threat must change, she said. Candice Hedge was recovering in hospital, while Andrew Morrison received stitches and was on his way home.
- CNN's Sandi Sidhu met Butt several years ago while reporting in London.
"And as a proud and patriotic British Muslim, I say this".
A vigil will be held in central London on Monday evening to remember the victims of the attack.
"You will not win", Khan said.
In a speech in Downing Street on Sunday, May called for tougher measures to contain Islamic extremism, saying the assaults are not directly linked, but "terrorism breeds terrorism".
The loudest and most sustained applause came for police and emergency workers.
- Barking resident Erica Gasperri said she had reported Butt to police after she saw him teaching local children about Islam and showing them how to pray. Redouane was not known to the authorities, according to the police. May did not answer repeated questions from reporters on the cutbacks but said counter-terrorism budgets had been protected and police had the powers they needed.
The duo's identification followed a day of police raids in the Eats of the capital as the victims of Saturday night's attack started to be named.
Police searched more addresses in east London on Monday and said a "number of people" had been detained following the raids in Newham and Barking.
The two attackers' pictures were released by police and inquiries were ongoing to confirm the identity of their accomplice. He also used the name Rachid Elkhdar.
The three attackers were shot dead by police after driving into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbing people in Borough Market.
A similar attack took place in late March, when a man drove his auto into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge, killing five people including the attacker himself, and injuring at least 50 more.
The attackers were wearing what appeared to be explosive vests that were later discovered to be fake. There are unconfirmed reports that he may have claimed to be from Morocco and that he was married to an Irish woman and had lived in Dublin, the paper said.