Police find body in Thames; likely 8th victim

Thomas was walking with his girlfriend over the bridge when the attack began on Saturday night.

According to the Metropolitan Police, the body of a man was recovered from the river, near the Limehouse area, by specialist marine officers yesterday evening.

The 45-year-old was crossing the bridge with his girlfriend Christine Delcros on Saturday night when he was possibly run down.

Youssef Zaghba is said to have told Italian police "I'm going to be a terrorist" when he was stopped trying to travel to Syria a year ago.

PARIS France said on Wednesday that two of its citizens were among the seven people killed when militants drove a van into revellers and then went on a stabbing spree in central London on Saturday.

Others confirmed as being killed in the attack include Kirsty Boden, Chrissy Archibald and James McMullan. Ms Delcros is being treated for severe injuries, but there has been no sign of Mr Thomas.

The Italian mother of a London Bridge attacker says her son was always very hard on himself, never measuring up to his own rigid expectations, and had become radicalized in the a year ago while living in London.

Prosecutors in Italy say there was not enough evidence to arrest or charge the 22-year-old when he was intercepted at Bologna airport.

"We have the record of the notification and our conscience is clear", said Franco Gabrielli, the chief of Italy's State Police.

Spanish banker Ignacio Echeverria, 39, and French chef Sebastien Belanger, 36, were confirmed among the dead.

As details of the victims and the heroes who stepped in to help the injured continue to emerge, concerns have been raised that extremists could use Ireland as a gateway for further acts of terrorism in the UK. Butt and Redouane both lived in Barking, east London. Scotland Yard has said Zaghba was not a police or MI5 "subject of interest".

Prince Harry has spoken in praise of Australians living in London after two of them were confirmed to have been killed in the van and knife attacks there over the weekend.

Authorities are facing pressure to detail whether an alert was flagged about Zaghba when he came into the United Kingdom and whether he was stopped at the border.

  • Leroy Wright