Published: Tue, June 06, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

After London attack, May faces election heat over police cuts

After London attack, May faces election heat over police cuts

Redouane, 30, who also lived in Barking, claimed to be Moroccan-Libyan. Butt had previously been investigated by authorities.

Two of the men shot dead by police following the attack on London Bridge and Borough Market Saturday.

All 12 people arrested on Sunday after the London attack have now been released without charge.

London's Metropolitan Police on Monday released the names and photographs of two of the men.

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

Assistant Commander Mark Rowley said, "Inquiries are ongoing to confirm the identity of their accomplice".

Candice Hedge's father tells The Courier Mail (http://bit.ly/2s9xPF6) that his daughter was hiding under a table at a restaurant when one of the attackers came up behind her and slashed her throat with a knife. Even British Prime Minister Theresa May, a Conservative, expressed her support for the mayor, a member of the Labour Party.

"There's an election on Thursday, that's the chance", he said, citing an "appalling" cut in police staffing levels.

Jeremy Corbyn tells Theresa May to quit as PM over cuts in police numbers
He said he would support a call for Theresa May to resign

"Consequently, and in light of other such ethical principles which are quintessential to Islam, we will not perform the traditional Islamic funeral prayer over the perpetrators and we also urge fellow imams and religious authorities to withdraw such a privilege".

May shot back, saying, Corbyn wasn't fit to safeguard Britain's security at a time of heightened threat.

"We will change and adapt to what appears to be a new reality for us", she said.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan gave a short speech decrying the attackers who had brought carnage to the capital.

Castlegar's deputy mayor says the community is coming together to remember Christine Archibald, who was murdered by terrorists on England's London Bridge on Saturday night. One of the properties was believed to be the home of one of the attackers.

Late on Saturday the three attackers drove south across London Bridge, mowing down pedestrians before stabbing bystanders in the nearby Borough Market area.

In March, a similar attack in Westminster saw five people died.

Trump accused Khan, the first Muslim mayor of the city, of offering a "pathetic excuse" for remarks that the USA president misinterpreted about policing in response to Saturday's attack that left several people dead.

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