Britain falls silent to honour terror victims ahead of vote

Three Islamist militants rammed a hired van into pedestrians on London Bridge last Saturday before going on the rampage through the bustling Borough Market area where they slit throats and stabbed people. Officers searched the Muslim gym overnight as part of the investigation, which has seen 17 arrests so far.

Counter-terror police arrested the pair during an operation on a street in Ilford, east London, Scotland Yard said.

In the attackers' van detectives found 13 wine bottles, filled with lighter fuel with rags wrapped around them to make Molotov cocktail petrol bombs.

They said they had not found evidence of anyone else being involved in the plot - or inspiring the attackers to carry it out.

The British Transport Police officer, whose name was not disclosed, was stabbed in the head, face and leg and is still hospitalized after Saturday's attack.

British security and law enforcement officials are investigating Butt as the potential ringleader of the cell, according to a security official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the ongoing details.

Butt is believed to have later studied at Newham Sixth Form before gaining NVQ in business administration in 2009, and diploma in teaching English as a foreign language.

French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday that a third French victim has been identified among those killed in the London Bridge van-and-stabbing attack in London.

The police then shot the men dead.

She said this change from passive observer to active extremist sometimes happens in a very short period of time, complicating the police task of determining who poses an active threat.

Police said they had to prioritize resources on suspects who were believed to be preparing an attack or providing active support for one.

The commissioner of London's Metropolitan Police says the nationalities of the eight victims in the terrorist attack on London Bridge tell a proud story of London's unique makeup.

They also discovered equipment for making petrol bombs, plastic bottles and duct tape for constructing fake suicide bomb belts, and an ID card for Redouane.

Haydon described the pink knives as "pretty unusual" and appealed for anyone with information about where they came from to contact police.

Eighteen people have been arrested in connection with last week's attack.

Charisse OLeary, who married Redoaune in Dublin in 2012, said she has "shed many tears for the people caught up in this horrific incident".

However, there was no evidence or intelligence that he was planning an attack and his importance was downgraded.

Butt had been warned by police on two occasions - once for fraud in 2008 and once in 2010 for assault. He then went on a stabbing spree along with Rachid Redouane, 30, of Moroccan and Libyan descent and Moroccan-Italian Youssef Zaghba, 22, in Borough Market.

"There is nothing that I'm seeing at the moment that suggested that we got that wrong".

  • Leroy Wright