All arrested as part of London attack investigation released without charge
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 09, 2017,
Jun 09, 2017, 15:32
"Echeverría, who is from Madrid but lives in London and works for HSBC, has been hailed as a hero for apparently using his skateboard to take on the London Bridge attackers". "The other [suspect], Rachid Redouane, was not known".
Detectives arrested a 27-year-old man under the Terrorism Act at an address in Barking, east London, shortly after 8am on Tuesday, while search warrants were also executed at addresses in Barking and Ilford.
An official at the Bologna chief prosecutor's office said Zaghba was stopped at the city's airport after arriving on a flight from London 2016.
Youssef Zaghba, 22, has been named as the third of the London Bridge attackers. The suspect was not identified or charged.
There were fears for missing French national Xavier Thomas, 45, who police said could have been thrown into the River Thames after being struck by the van.
TRT World's Sarah Morice reports from London.
Searches were underway at the residential property and a business address in Ilford, the latest in a series of raids since the weekend assault.
With that, 17 people have now been arrested in connection with the attack on Saturday that killed eight people and wounded several.
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack.
The arrests were made as security - along with Brexit - became the dominant issue for the 46 million eligible voters who cast their votes today in the general election in the UK. In particular, there are questions over whether investigators had the resources to look into complaints such as those leveled by Butt's neighbors about his attempts to radicalize children and whether crucial opportunities were missed.
In fact, Butt was one of the main characters in a television documentary called The Jihadis Next Door. Redouane had not aroused any suspicions. "But there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned and the investigation had been prioritised accordingly".
- Other neighbors have told CNN that Butt had joined a mosque nearby after he severed ties with another community following an argument.
Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the opposition Labor Party, when asked by a reporter if he would support calls for May's resignation over the falling number of police officers, replied, "Indeed, I would". Borough Market, a popular gathering place, remains closed.
A minute's silence was observed in Britain at 11.00 am local time (10.00 GMT) in memory of those killed during the attack.
Britain will need to radically change its strategy to stop militant attacks because the threat is now at a "completely different" level of danger, according to the country's top counter-terrorism officer.