British Police Name Third Attacker From Saturday's Rampage In London

Thursday, 08 Jun, 2017

The naming of Youssef Zaghba has also once again raised the Isis factor in the attack.

Three Islamist assailants, including Italian-Moroccan national Youssef Zaghba, killed eight people in central London on Saturday before they themselves were shot dead.

This year, she said, he was an intern at Eman Channel in London, working as a sound technician at the TV station. Italian security services reportedly gave British and Moroccan intelligence a heads up about Zaghba after his release. No arrests had been made, police said.

Police say he was not a "subject of interest" to police or the intelligence services.

Authorities first investigated Butt in 2015 after receiving a tip from the public on an anti-terror hotline, according to The Telegraph.

Britain has been experiencing a number of violent attacks in the past few days.

"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?"

Mohammed Abrini, a Belgian of Moroccan background, who played a key part in attacks in Paris and Brussels, had visited England to raise funds. A Moroccan-Italian dual national, it has emerged he had tried to join the Islamic State group in Syria a year ago and was notified to Britain as a suspect figure after being intercepted by Italian authorities.

As more details on Butt continue to emerge, one of his former acquaintances revealed that he had previously reported him to the police after he became concerned about his friend's extremist views. La Repubblica reported that when asked why he was trying to travel to Turkey, a staging post for people trying to reach Syria, he told staff: "I'm going to be a terrorist".

She has also been supporting a group of 130 Imams and religious leaders across Britain condemned and refused to perform the Islamic funeral prayers for the London Bridge attackers.

In the wake of the attack, many are calling for an increase in police presence, or stricter monitoring of online activities by potential terrorists.

Several people had alerted police to Butt's extremist views and he also appeared a year ago in a documentary, "The Jihadis Next Door", in which he is shown unfurling a black-and-white flag associated with the Islamic State group.

Most European and USA stock markets retreated Tuesday, with investors shifting to safe havens and shunning British domestic shares as a protective move before the election, experts said. The men were followers of Anjem Choudary, a preacher who was jailed for his support of the Islamic State and who once praised the September 11 attackers. It is understood his mother had converted to Islam at the time.

Reports from Italy suggest the 22-year-old went on to get a seasonal job in a London restaurant and regularly spoke to his mother back home.

He was reportedly stopped at Bologna airport in March past year while trying to take a flight to Istanbul, before potentially travelling on to Syria.

He wasn't charged due to "insufficient evidence".

The hospital said Ms Boden was "an outstanding nurse and a hugely valued member of the staff team in Theatres Recovery, described by her colleagues as "one in a million" who always went the extra mile for the patients in her care".

Scotland Yard said one person is still believed to be missing, and that family liaison officers have been deployed to support the victims' loved ones.