Man, 30, arrested in London Bridge terror attack probe
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 07, 2017,
Jun 07, 2017, 19:04
The Metropolitan Police arrested a man in connection to the London Bridge and Borough Market attacks that killed seven people and wounded 48 on Saturday night. Redouane, 30, had claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan.
Police on Monday also named 30-year-old Rachid Redouane as one of Butt's accomplices but did not give any details about the third attacker.
She said police know the identity of the three attackers but will not release them yet because of the ongoing investigation.
A woman attaches a sign near London Bridge, after attackers rammed a hired van into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed others nearby killing and injuring people.
All of those arrested have been detained under the Terrorism Act except a 55-yearold woman who was later released without charge.
"There were some red lights flashing, certainly in the case of Mr Butt", Professor Michael Clarke, a fellow at the Royal United Services Institute defence and security think-tank, told the BBC.
Prime Minister Theresa May called it "an attack on the free world" as the victims included a "number of nationalities".
Police have also been guarding the capital's main bridges in order to stave off any potential copycat attacks. Neighbors of Butt's told MailOnline that Butt was run over outside his house in east London aged around eight, breaking his teeth and leaving his leg badly damaged.
The fallout from the attack has eclipsed other issues in the political campaign ahead of Thursday's parliamentary election, with both the ruling Conservatives and opposition Labour Party battling to defend their records on security. Londoners stand behind a cordon in the East Ham district on Sunday, following a police raid investigating Saturday's terror attacks in Central London.
Italian intelligence operatives notified British and Moroccan authorities after Italian cops stopped Zaghba in March 2016 at Bologna Airport bound for Istanbul, Italian security officials told Politico Europe.
Last year, he had appeared in a television documentary called Jihadis Next Door, where he was shown unfurling a jihadi flag before praying in a London park.
"At any one time MI5 and police are conducting around 500 active investigations, involving 3,000 subjects of interest".
London Mayor Sadiq Khan is calling on the British government to cancel a state visit from President Trump after Trump criticized his response to this weekend's terror attacks in London. She said that while he would attend meetings, he rarely spoke up and was not at the helm of the group.
The prime minister said she understood concerns about MI5's failure to prevent the atrocity but did not go so far as Boris Johnson, the foreign secretary, who said people would be wondering what had happened and the intelligence agencies had questions to answer.