London police confirm eighth victim in deadly terrorist attack

A police officer who was stabbed in the eye trying to stop the London Bridge attackers with only his baton has said he was sorry he couldn't do more.

A 27-year-old was arrested on suspicion of the preparation of terrorist acts and a 33-year-old was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply controlled drugs, police said. He was also arrested on "suspicion of the preparation of terrorist acts", police said.

The death toll from the London Bridge terrorist attacks rose to eight after police yesterday found the body of a missing French national in the River Thames.

The arrests follow the detention on a 30-year-old man as detectives raided an address in Ilford in the early hours of Wednesday.

London, Jun 8 British police investigating the deadly London Bridge attack arrested three men in new raids in east London, as a video released today showed the frenzied tense moments just before the attackers, including a man of pakistani origin, were gunned down by armed police officers.

A police auto then screeches into shot, with three armed policemen exiting and immediately trying to rescue the man by diverting his attackers' attention towards them.

"I feel like I did what any other person would have done", he said. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families at this time.

Fellow BTP officers Alfred Iswa, 51, and Lee Crook, who turned 36 on the night of the attack, previously described how they tended to their injured colleague.

In a statement, her family said: "We are deeply saddened at the tragic loss of our handsome daughter and sister of Harrison and Scott".

"We strongly condemn these actions".

The operation took place overnight and searches are ongoing at the properties, the force said.

"As a family we are shocked and appalled by the actions of Khuram and his associates", Butt's family said.

Zaghba, an Italian citizen, is believed to have lived in Ilford in east London since 2015 and worked in a restaurant, but regularly returned to Italy.

The prime minister said on Tuesday that police and the intelligence agencies will carry out a review into whether they could have prevented the attack.

The ex-partner of 30-year-old Redouane spoke of her shock at discovering he had inflicted the outrage on the capital.

Collina said Zaghba was monitored by Italian intelligence agents each time he came to Italy to visit her after that initial run-in with authorities.

Officers are hunting any possible accomplices in the attack in which three men mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge and then launched a knife rampage near Borough Market.

  • Salvatore Jensen