Sky poll: Most Britons want police to be armed

Cheryl Sanders
June 6, 2017

While formal identification has yet to take place, detectives believe Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane, both from Barking, east London, were involved in the attacks.

Seven people died and 48 others were injured when three knifemen ploughed into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed people in Borough Market.

In a statement, the Yard said: "Khuram Butt was known to the police and MI5".

"However, there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned and the investigation had been prioritized accordingly", police said in a statement.

London's police chief has said the attackers have been identified, but the names haven't been released.

Corbyn also vehemently denounced a series of tweets by President Trump in which the USA president mischaracterized comments by London's Muslim mayor and used the attack to press for a presidential travel ban now being weighed by the Supreme Court.

The identity of the third attacker is yet to be confirmed.

The police have made several arrests since Saturday in connection to the attacks, and raids are said to be ongoing.

Londoners were still struggling Monday to take in the cruelty and madness of Saturday's attack.

"A man ran up to him and said 'This is for my family, this is for Islam, ' and stuck a knife straight in", she said. "If you know Tyler, please be there for him now, and later when what happened sinks in, he's going to need us all". British police said they were dealing with "incidents" on London Bridge and nearby Borough Market in the heart of the Briti.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, Home Secretary Amber Rudd and shadow home secretary Diane Abbott attended the event.

Archibald's family said she would have "no understanding of the callous cruelty" that had caused her death.

With flags flying at half mast, Britain will fall silent as clocks strike 11:00am (1000 GMT) to remember the seven people killed and dozens injured in the central London attack on Saturday evening.

It had been set at "critical" in the days after the Manchester concert bombing on May 22 that killed 22 people - reflecting a judgment that an attack might be imminent because accomplices with similar bombs might be on the loose.

An Irish security source described the murderer as having "extensive immigration history related to the UK".

The Metropolitan Police is facing the loss of thousands of front line officers under Conservative spending plans, London mayor Sadiq Khan has warned.

"Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the U.K., we will be there", Trump wrote.

Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his "no reason to be alarmed" statement. Campaigning resumed Monday after being suspended by major political parties in the aftermath of the attack.

He said many people were "very anxious that she was at the Home Office for all this time, presided over these cuts in police numbers, and now is saying that we have a problem".

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