London Bridge attackers 'may have planned siege'
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 16, 2017,
Jun 16, 2017, 23:09
Police also revealed that the attackers had stored petrol bombs - several wine bottles filled with flammable liquid and rags wrapped around them - in the van, but police fatally shot the trio before they could return to the van and kill even more people.
They used that van to run over people on London Bridge before leaving the crashed vehicle and stabbing people in Borough Market, police have said.
Borough Market remains closed, but it is expected stalls will re-open next week.
The three attackers killed eight members of the public and injured over 40 people before being shot by the police on June 3.
But he also described how, within minutes, police had killed the attackers, ushered bystanders to safety and begun treating and evacuating the wounded. "He has been taken into custody at a police station in Berkshire and is detained under the Terrorism Act".
"I couldn't just attack", he wrote.
The three Islamists who killed eight people after driving a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and then attacking nearby revellers had initially tried to hire a 7.5 tonne truck, the head of the United Kingdom capital's counter-terrorism unit said on Friday (9). The intended truck was smaller but similar to the one used in the Nice attack previous year that killed 86 people and injured hundreds in the resort town in the south of France.
Police have made another arrest in connection with the London Bridge terror attack.
The Duchess of Cambridge has visited victims of the London Bridge attacks who are recovering in a hospital.
Cole praised his colleagues in responding to the terror attack and said they showed courage. That was a really nice, unexpected moment.
"It was the most challenging, most intense situation I've dealt with".
"It wasn't really until the next morning that it sunk in and I thought 'crikey, that was pretty major, '" he said. "It's going to stick with me for a long time".
Pakistan-born British citizen Khuram Butt, the London Bridge attack ringleader, had been trying to get a job with a security firm that provides stewards for Wimbledon and other sporting events, raising concerns whether he had considered targeting the prestigious tennis tournament.
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