Third London attacker was Moroccan-Italian - Italy intelligence source
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 10, 2017,
Jun 10, 2017, 19:40
Eight people were killed and 50 injured after the three Islamist militants - Khuram Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba - drove into pedestrians on London Bridge late on June 3, then attacked crowds in nearby bars and restaurants with knives.
It is claimed he attended both primary and secondary schools in Newham while growing up.
Police said Tuesday he lived in east London and that his family has been notified, adding that he was not considered to be a "subject of interest" to either police or the intelligence services.
A spokeswoman for Newham Council said she could not neither confirm or deny the allegations that Butt had attended schools in Newham.
Witnesses described seeing the 39-year-old Echeverria using a skateboard against attackers before he fell to the ground during last Saturday's attacks on and near London Bridge.
The surveillance camera footage shows the first police auto rolling forward as the attackers lunge at a man to stab him late Saturday night.
British police have arrested two more suspects over the London Bridge attack, after revealing that the carnage could have been worse had the attackers succeeded in their goal of renting a truck, rather than a van, to mow down pedestrians. "There's a deep anger from those people who've seen 20,000 police officers lose their jobs".
Forensics officers were seen carrying boxes into the property in Wingate Road, which is a street away from the Ummah Fitness Centre, where the Times said the three London Bridge terrorists were filmed outside five days before the attack.
Another arrest was made early Saturday morning in connection with the London Bridge terror attack, just hours after police released additional details about the investigation, including a photo of a knife used by the attackers.
"Where might the attackers have bought them from?" the Met's counter-terrorism command chief Dean Haydon said, calling on the public to contact police if they had any information on the weapons.
Police also found a number of office chairs, gravel and a suitcase in the van.
Fifteen people have been arrested in connection with the incident but 13 have since been released without charge.
"It looks as if it is pretty much a contained plot involving the three of them, which is supported by the forensic evidence we've got back so far", Haydon said.
He is thought to have driven the van, with Redouane and Zaghba in the back, into central London.
Butt had been on bail after being arrested for fraud in a case in October, police said.
Butt, who also used the name Abdul Zaitun, appeared in a 2016 documentary called "The Jihadis Next Door", which told the story of Abu Rumaysah, the Londoner who has appeared in recent ISIS propaganda.
They drive over London Bridge.