French president says 8th death confirmed after London attacks

"There are three deaths and eight injuries on the French side", Macron said, deploring the "heavy toll these attacks have taken on us". It was not immediately clear how the three knew each other, but Collina said she recognized both Butt and Elkhdar as friends of her son.

At least two of the attackers were known to British intelligence and law-enforcement officials, raising questions about whether anything could have been done to prevent the assault.

The hospital said Ms Boden was "an outstanding nurse and a hugely valued member of the staff team in Theatres Recovery, described by her colleagues as "one in a million" who always went the extra mile for the patients in her care".

"A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorist acts", police said.

Scotland Yard said: "While formal identification is yet to take place, detectives believe he is 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba, from east London".

London's Metropolitan Police said specialists recovered the body of an eighth victim, identified as 45-year-old French national Xavier Thomas, from the River Thames following the London Bridge attack.

A third man, aged 29, was arrested on suspicion of the preparation of terrorist acts at a home in the same area.

Citing intelligence sources, Italian dailies Corriere della Sera and La Repubblica said Zaghba was met at the Bologna airport by Italian intelligence agents each time he arrived in Italy to visit his mother after his initial run-in with Bologna airport authorities on March 15, 2016.

Entering the final day of election campaigning, Theresa May said she will change human rights laws if they "get in the way" of tackling suspected terrorists. Authorities said he aroused suspicion because he tried to board a flight to Turkey with a one-way ticket and a small backpack.

Boro Bistro manager Vincent Le Berre told Brittany news outlet Le Telegramme how his colleague was attacked in a bar near Borough Market. Police did not elaborate on how she was killed.

  • Salvatore Jensen