Police reveal names of London attackers

Cheryl Sanders
June 13, 2017

London police have arrested another man suspected of a connection to the lethal attack on London Bridge.

The second alleged attacker was identified by police as Redouane, who alternately used the surname Elkhdar, and claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan.

The Metropolitan Police said two men, aged 34 and 37, were arrested in the neighbourhood of Newham and a third, aged 22, was detained in nearby Waltham Forest, Efenews reported.

At the time of the attack he was working in a London restaurant and continued to have contacts with his mother in Italy, which he visited a year ago, Corriere wrote.

The trio drove a van from London Bridge into pedestrians then got out and began stabbing people in an attack that left seven people dead and 48 injured.

All three suspects have been taken to a south London police station for questioning as detectives homes and businesses in Ilford. A British citizen born in Pakistan, Butt had even appeared in a 2016 documentary called "The Jihadis Next Door", where he was shown praying near an ISIS-style flag.

Butt was known to police and "openly fundamentalist", NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports from London.

London's Metropolitan Police have released the names of the perpetrators of Saturday evening's terrorist attack, as polls show the U.K.'s governing party is losing ground in Thursday's general election.

All three were ultimately shot and killed by police.

"People are going to look at the front pages today and they are going to say, 'How on earth could we have let this guy or possibly more through the net?"

Delcros was seriously injured by the van, although her condition in hospital has stabilised, her family said.

"However, there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned", they said, adding.

Thomas and his girlfriend were visiting London at the time of the attack. In a letter posted outside his gym, the Ummah Fitness Centre said staff would "help the police in any way we can".

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