Third London attacker was known to United Kingdom security services
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 09, 2017,
Jun 09, 2017, 17:18
A woman is comforted by her friend on Tuesday as she breaks down in tears after a minute's silence in London near the scene of Saturday's terrorist attack.
Zaghba was first identified earlier on Tuesday by Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, which claimed that Italian intelligence services had informed British and Moroccan authorities that they believed him to be unsafe.
A number of barriers on various bridges have been installed by London officials since the attack to protect pedestrians.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to discuss details of the case.
He wasn't charged due to "insufficient evidence". Zaghba's Italian citizenship prevented such an expulsion, Italian daily La Repubblica said. Witnesses told the BBC that van hit "five or six people, ' then the attackers exited the vehicle and pursued others in a "rampage" in which hundreds ran for their lives".
Butt was a British citizen born in Pakistan.
Khuram Butt, of Barking, was known to British police and MI5 and was subject to an investigation in 2015.
London police early Wednesday arrested a 30-year-old man in east London in connection to the lethal attack on London Bridge and are searching his home. A search warrant is also being executed at an address in Barking. In a letter posted outside Tuesday, the Ummah Fitness Centre said staff would "help the police in any way we can".
The attack, and prior attacks in Manchester and near Parliament in London, have prompted Prime Minister Theresa May to call for tougher counter-terrorism laws even if it means changing human rights protections.