Minute's silence held for victims of London Bridge terror attack across UK

Police arrested several people and are widening their investigation after a series of attacks described as terrorism killed several peop.

All 12 people arrested on Sunday after the London attack have now been released without charge.

Earlier, Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera had reported that Zaghba had been stopped at an Italian airport because authorities believed he was on his way to Syria, and that Italian officials had warned British counterparts about him.

Butt, a British citizen born in Pakistan was also already known to police and Britain's domestic spy agency MI5, the police said.

'All three men involved in the attack were confronted and shot dead by armed officers within eight minutes of the first call'. However, BBC reports that two people in Barking, East London, had raised concerns about Butt.

London's Metropolitan Police identified two Khuram Shahzad Butt, 27, and Rachid Redouane, 30.

He was wearing one of the team's jerseys when he and the two other attackers killed seven people and wounded 48 in the vehicular and knife attack in central London.

"However, there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned and the investigation had been prioritised accordingly", police said on Monday, without providing details on why Butt had come to the attention of law enforcement.

Her opponent, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who has surprised many by rising in the polls, said May should resign over her cuts to police funding and accused her of trying to keep the United Kingdom safe "on the cheap".

The news comes as Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley declared Britain was now facing a "completely different" level of threat and indicated that current policing and security methods are not equal to the task of containing it.

One of the victims in Saturday's attack was identified as Chrissy Archibald, a Canadian who had moved to Europe to be with her fiance. "You will not win", Khan said to applause.

The Islamic State militant group, which is losing territory in Syria and Iraq to an offensive backed by a US -led coalition, claimed responsibility for the London Bridge attack, though it is unclear whether the attackers had links to the group.

He added: "I am not surprised that Khuram Butt carried out the terrorist attack and there are serious questions for the authorities".

Butt featured in a Channel 4 documentary past year about Islamist extremists with links to the jailed preacher Anjem Choudary.

The area around Borough Market is not expected to reopen Tuesday. May, who was home secretary before becoming prime minister, said police are fully funded and have "very powerful counter-terrorism capabilities..." Gabrielli said some police forces had been deluged with tip-offs about potential radicals, making it possible for some to slip beneath the radar.

  • Salvatore Jensen