Three more arrests in London terror probe

Andrew Cummings
June 12, 2017

Police have named Youssef Zaghba, a 22-year-old Moroccan-Italian man, Pakistan-born British national Khuram Butt, 27, and Rachid Redouane, 30, as the men who carried out the attack.

Butt had appeared in a television documentary called "The Jihadis Next Door", as one of a group of men who unfurled an Islamic State flag in a park and who had connections with known radical preachers.

"Detectives investigating the terrorist attack in London Bridge on Saturday, 3 June, can confirm the number of people that were killed as a result of the attack is now eight", a spokesman said.

Twelve people were initially arrested after the attack but they were later released without charges, Metropolitan Police said Monday.

Police on Tuesday identified the third attacker in the weekend terror assault in London two days before the snap general elections that Prime Minister Theresa May hopes to solidify her position in by winning.

The three terrorists were later gunned down and killed by police.

The married father-of-two, who worked for London Underground as a trainee customer services assistant for almost six months past year, could be seen in the programme arguing with police officers in the street, after displaying a flag used by IS in a London park.

A French tourist missing since the London Bridge attack might have been knocked into the River Thames by the terrorists' speeding van, police believe.

Zaghba's mother lives in the northern Italian city of Bologna and he had broken off relations with his Moroccan father, the source said, confirming a report on the website of newspaper Corriere della Sera.

Metropolitan Police assistant commissioner Mark Rowley said an investigation into Butt began in 2015, but "there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned and the investigation had been prioritised accordingly".

Delcros was badly injured in the attack and is now recovering in hospital after undergoing a two-hour operation to reset her shattered pelvis.

Canadian national Chrissy Archibald, 30, was the first victim to be named.

Mr McMullan's sister said his bank card was found on a body at the scene.

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