New search underway near home of London Bridge attackers

Wednesday, 07 Jun, 2017

Khuram Shazad Butt, 27, was investigated by officers in 2015 but they found no evidence he was planning an attack and he was "prioritised in the lower echelons of our investigative work", according to assistant commissioner Mark Rowley, Britain's top counter-terrorism officer. In the documentary, Butt can be seen praying in a London park. Transport for London confirmed he worked for London Underground in customer services before leaving last October.

In Britain's third Islamist attack in as many months, the three men rammed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge on Saturday evening before running into the bustling Borough Market area, where they slit throats and stabbed people.

Seven people died in Saturday night's terrorist attack on the London Bridge and Borough Market.

Over 130 imams and Muslim religious leaders in the United Kingdom have refused to perform the traditional Islamic funeral prayer for the terrorists who were behind the London attack.

Twelve people arrested earlier have since been released without charge. "We're calling for a restoration of police numbers, and there's a call being made for her to go, because of what she's done on the police numbers".

The Pakistani cousin of one of the London Bridge killers said the attack has shattered his family.

In the days since the attack, Labour has been targeting cuts to the Home Office's policing budget, accusing Theresa May of "letting austerity damage her ability to keep us safe".

- Britain's most senior police officer Cressida Dick said police resourcing needed to be revised.

Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, when asked by ITV television if he backed calls for May to resign, said: 'Indeed I would'.

Redouane was not known to those authorities.

As well as the seven killed in the attack, 48 people were injured. But London Mayor Sadiq Khan said cuts have been draconian.

The election campaign was suspended for several days in May, when a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a concert by U.S. pop singer Ariana Grande in Manchester.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Tuesday that he saw "no reason to rescind" the invitation to Trump for a state visit. She also said that funding for counterterrorism efforts had been protected. "We have also provided funding for the increase of the number of armed police officers", she said at a campaign event. The parents lived for a time in Morocco and when they separated the mother returned to Italy and re-established herself in Bologna.

The first victim named was Canadian Christine Archibald, 30, who died in her fiance's arms after being hit by the speeding van on London Bridge.

Eighteen people injured in the attack remain in a critical condition in hospital and there are fears that missing Australian woman Kirsty Boden, 28, is among the dead. The attack was claimed by ISIS, and took place just hours after an Islamic State outlet used an encrypted messaging app to encourage attacks using vehicles.

"Work is ongoing to understand more about them, their connections and whether they were assisted or supported by anyone else", a Metropolitan Police statement said.

"The acts of these three men on Saturday night was cowardly, was evil and I'm angry and furious that these three men are using to justify their actions the faith that I belong to", he said.

"In nine weeks we've had five plots foiled and three successful attacks. It has been brought to our attention that some years ago after interrupting a Friday sermon he was asked to leave the mosque", the statement said.

The Ramadhan Foundation, a Muslim anti-extremist charity, revealed that its chief executive, Mohammed Shafiq, was called a traitor by Butt after he denounced the killing of Fusilier Rigby.

A friend told the BBC Asian Network he had reported him to the anti-terror hotline after he began expressing increasingly radical views and justifying terror attacks, but the friend said he was never arrested.