Another arrest in London attack as third attacker is named
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 12, 2017,
Jun 12, 2017, 19:21
30-year-old Canadian Christine Archibald was the first to be named.
The police said Butt was known to them and the MI5, but there had been no evidence of the attack being planned and Butt was considered to be "low priority".
The second alleged attacker was identified by police as Redouane, who alternately used the surname Elkhdar, and claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan.
An Italian police source has said that Zaghba, who lived in east London, had been placed on a watch list, which is shared with many countries including the UK.
Rowley said security officials opened an investigation into Butt in 2015 and a few months later received a call via the counter-terrorism hotline from a member of the public concerned about his extremism.
Police responded to the incident within minutes and shot dead the three assailants.
"Inquiries are ongoing to confirm the identity of their accomplice".
The Met Police have insisted he was not a "subject of interest", but the claims in Italy will raise questions over how Zaghba managed to enter Britain before carrying out the attack.
Twelve people who were arrested in Barking on Sunday in connection with the attack have been released without charge.
Detectives would like to hear from anyone with information about the men, particularly places they may have frequented and their movements in the days and hours before the attack. NHS England said 36 people remained in hospital, with 18 in a critical condition.
The three, who were wearing fake suicide vests, were shot dead late on Saturday after ramming a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and then slashing and stabbing people in nearby Borough Market. A bystander was injured when accidentally hit by a stray bullet.
Amato told Italy's Radio 24 that Zaghba was flagged to British authorities as a "possible suspect".
"Counter-terrorism funding is ringfenced but cuts to the general policing budget has impacted on neighbourhood policing teams in many parts of the country including London", he said.
Fears are growing for a missing French national caught up in the London Bridge terror attack after witnesses said he may have been thrown into the River Thames.
"We will process all requests from the United Kingdom authorities in relation to inquiries into individuals, identities or any other matter". Several British media reports on Tuesday, however, said he had been denied political asylum in Britain in 2009 but allowed to work years afterward in Ireland after he married his British wife.
There are also inquiries into whether the man had been given paperwork after landing in the Republic to claim asylum or if he had an ID card issued under European Union treaties which allowed him to live in Ireland with his family.
The plastic credit card-sized documentation is given to people from outside the EU.