London attack: Police release photos of fake explosive belts

The belts, which had three water bottles with duct tape stuck to them, were worn by the three men who launched an attack in the centre of London last Saturday night. Anyone who saw them on the...

Commander Haydon said it was hard to speculate what the motive had been for wearing the belts, but said the three attackers may have had plans for a siege or might have seen them as possible protection from being shot themselves.

A total of eight people were killed on 3 June when three attackers drove into pedestrians on the bridge and stabbed people in nearby Borough Market.

After Butt's payment was declined, the trio of terrorists rented the smaller van that they used to plow into crowds before jumping out of the vehicle and going on a stabbing rampage that left eight people dead and nearly 50 injured. It could prove a crucial lead in our investigation'.

Venues and businesses across London donated a share of their profits to the Red Cross on Saturday evening as part of an initiative to show defiance and raise money following the terror attack in London Bridge last weekend.

The 41-year-old and his officers rushed to Borough High Street and made their way on foot to the market where the attackers were looking for people to kill.

Britain's terrorism threat level remains at "severe" meaning officials just that an attack is "highly likely".

Police are questioning seven suspects over suspected links to the attackers, Pakistani-born British citizen Khuram Butt, Moroccan Rachid Redouane, and Youssef Zaghba, an Italian national of Moroccan descent.

He rented a different van later that evening.

The van used in the London Bridge attacks.

Each terrorist carried a 12-inch, pink ceramic kitchen knife with a razor-sharp blade and used them to kill five people in the market.

"According to the Forensics police officers, they found two blowtorches and "13 wine bottles with rags wrapped around them and believed to be filled with a flammable liquid" in their van after the attack had taken place". Ho said "their eyes were full of rage", and he feared they were about to blow themselves up.

So far, 282 witnesses from 19 countries have been questioned but police still want more people to offer information and help them understand what happened before the terrorist acts.

London authorities say the fake devices looked authentic and were presumably used to hold people at bay as they executed their plot.

  • Zachary Reyes