Arrest made in Ireland connected to United Kingdom attacker
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 07, 2017,
Jun 07, 2017, 10:35
Irish police have arrested a second person in connection with Saturday's attacks in London which killed seven people and left dozens wounded, British broadcaster Sky News reported on Tuesday.
Ireland has condemned the London attacks, describing the assaults as "sheer madness", and said they would continue to work closely with Britain on security matters and prevention of crime as far as possible.
Corriere wrote that Zaghba was stopped at Bologna airport in 2016 when he was trying to fly to Syria via Turkey.
He was born in the Moroccan city of Fez in 1995.
Gardaí say a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions following the discovery of documents at a flat in Limerick city which were in the name of one of the London terror attackers.
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny said on Monday that one of the attackers, Rachid Redouane, a 30-year-old from Barking in east London, had lived in Ireland for a time but had not attracted police attention.
It has been established that Redouane, who was a chef, had lived for a time in south Dublin, and also used the name Rachid Elkhdar.
Zaghba visited her at her home near Bologna several times and in March 2016, after being stopped at Bologna airport, he was investigated for possible worldwide terrorist activity but released, according to the newspaper.