London police arrest 6 as attack footage is released
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 10, 2017,
Jun 10, 2017, 11:38
Her son and the two other attackers rammed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge, then ran into the Borough Market area, and slit throats and stabbed people indiscriminately before they were shot and killed by police. But a campaign email signed by May told Conservative supporters: "With the polls tightening and with just two days to go until polling day, we need to go all out with one final push".
In particular, the revelation that at least one of the attackers, Khuram Butt, was well known to security services has raised concerns that they lack the resources to prevent attacks.
His sister Isabel wrote on Facebook Wednesday: "My brother Ignacio tried to stop some terrorists and lost his life trying to save others".
She said: "I can understand from my own personal tragedy".
"People are going to look at the front pages today and they are going to say, 'How on earth could we have let this guy or possibly more through the net?"
But a parent said she had confronted him and asked him not to speak to her children any more - fearful they were being radicalised.
When stopped, he allegedly told authorities: "I am going to be a terrorist". An Italian investigative source said Zaghba was a Moroccan-Italian whose mother lived in the northern Italian city of Bologna.
"These men have stayed just within the law for many years, but there is no one within the counterterrorism world that has any doubts of the influence that they have had, the hate they have spread and the people that they have encouraged to join terrorist organizations", Commander Dean Haydon, head of the Metropolitan police's counterterrorism command said after the Choudary and Rahman verdicts.
Despite a rapid response to Saturday's deadly attack, which saw armed officers shoot dead all three suspects within eight minutes, opposition parties have called for May's resignation for her cuts to police numbers.
He was intercepted at Bologna airport past year as he was about to board a plane for Turkey with security officials alerted by the fact that he was travelling with only a small backpack, his passport and a one-way ticket to Istanbul.
Collina said Zaghba was monitored by Italian intelligence agents each time he came to Italy to visit her after his initial run-in with airport authorities.
Authorities have not yet found evidence others in the United Kingdom knowingly helped Abedi plan his attack, the sources said.
She said he made a mistake because his Italian was poor, and said "terrorista" instead of "turista" - which means tourist.
Choudary's now-banned al-Muhajiroun group was linked to one of Butt's alleged connections, Sajeel Shahid, according to the British government official who again spoke on condition of anonymity.
He also told reporters Butt had introduced him to Redouane at the gym about a month ago. Seven people have died as a result of the incident, and 48 more were injured.
"It's just terrible to think that someone like that could get a job working amongst all those people on a daily basis".
Valeria Khadija Collina said her son Youssef Zaghba, an Italian national of Moroccan descent, told her he wanted to go to Syria to start a family in a religious Islamic climate - not to fight.
According to The Guardian, the Metropolitan police admitted on Monday that Butt was known "to the police and MI5 and they had opened an investigation into him in 2015".
- Investigators now believe Manchester attacker Salman Abedi likely built the bomb he set off at Manchester Arena last month.
Each counter-terrorism investigation is given a name by British authorities.
All three attacks have been claimed by the Islamic State group.
- British authorities are anxious more extremists in the United Kingdom will try carry out attacks in the next few weeks because of ISIS' calls to surge attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.