London attack: Body pulled from Thames River is 8th victim, officials say

Cheryl Sanders
June 11, 2017

He was stopped at Marconi airport in Bologna on 15 March 2016 travelling with just a backpack and a one-way ticket to Istanbul, the newspaper said.

Valeria Khadija Collina said her son Youssef Zaghba, an Italian national of Moroccan descent, told her he wanted to go to Syria to start a family in a religious Islamic climate - not to fight.

Breaking down in tears, Melissa told Sky News: "This morning we received news from police that my brother's bank card was found on one of the bodies from Saturday night's brutal attack but they are unable to formally identify him until the coroner's report begins tomorrow".

A London police spokesman said: "We haven't released anything at the moment, nor are we confirming anything but as soon as we are ready to name him, it will be on our website". During the attack, Butt along with two others, killed seven people and injured 48 others. Transport for London confirmed he worked for London Underground in customer services before leaving last October.

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BBC VILE Butt killed bystanders along London Bridge and in nearby Borough Market on Saturday

"There is a significant risk that people will be intent on disrupting the voting process and to do that at a polling station on the day would be a positive achievement from their point of view", he said.

Delcros was seriously injured in the attack and is recovering in the hospital - but Thomas hasn't been seen.

The new developments emerge amid a heated public debate, ahead of Thursday's general election, on whether the British police are sufficiently resourced. All three have been claimed by the Islamic State group. Police killed all three attackers.

Boris Johnson, Britain's foreign secretary, said that the police and security services will have to explain why Butt was not stopped.


London Mayor Sadiq Khan said questions would need to be asked about what the police knew about Butt.

The father-of-two, who reportedly appeared on Channel 4 documentary The Jihadis Next Door, was investigated in 2015 but was part of a probe "prioritised in the lower echelons of our investigative work", Mr Rowley said.

Butt is also seen in the film sprawling on the lawn and nodding as he listens to a sermon in which the speaker tells those gathered: "This is not the real life, my dear brothers".

Scotland Yard said counter-terror officers are searching a property in Ilford, east London, after entering the address at around 1.30am. Butt was the 27-year-old son of Pakistani immigrants who came to the United Kingdom seeking asylum when Butt was a young child.


London police, who had identified the two other attackers as Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane, later confirmed the third one as Zaghba. Authorities have said the London attack was apparently unconnected to the Manchester bombing.

Saturday's attack - the third in three months in which the majority of the suspects had been on the radar of security officials - has prompted Prime Minister Theresa May to call for tougher counterterrorism laws even if it means changing human rights protections.

"We did not have the elements to prove that he was a terrorist".

Danica Kirka, Jill Lawless, Raphael Satter and Gregory Katz contributed from London.


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