Published: Tue, June 06, 2017
National | By Rosalie Gross

British police name two London Bridge attackers


British police on Monday named two of the three terrorists who carried out the London Bridge attack as Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane.

The two attackers' pictures were released by police and inquiries were ongoing to confirm the identity of their accomplice.

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

"However, there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned, and the investigation had been prioritised accordingly", police said.

All 12 people who were arrested on Sunday as part of the London Bridge terror attack investigation have been released without charge.

The five men and seven women, aged between 19 and 60, were detained at two properties in Barking, east London, on Sunday. Butt had previously been investigated by authorities.

The Metropolitan Police also said in a statement that specialist officers were working with families and the coroner to identify those who died in the attack.

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

Trump has used the policy, stalled now in U.S. courts, as an example of the sort of toughness that he says Khan refuses to show amid terrorism attacks that are riling the United Kingdom.

He said many people were "very anxious that she was at the Home Office for all this time, presided over these cuts in police numbers, and now is saying that we have a problem".

US President Donald Trump once again criticised London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Monday over his response to a deadly attack on the city, while the British public and politicians lauded the mayor for his handling of the aftermath.

Mr Khan's spokesperson had described the first round of presidential tweets as "ill-informed" - and said they had deliberately taken the mayor's remarks out of context.

May shot back, saying, Corbyn wasn't fit to safeguard Britain's security at a time of heightened threat. The IRA ran a 30-year armed campaign against British rule in Northern Ireland.

"That is the awkward question going forward", said Andrew Silke, who has advised the House of Commons on preventing violent extremism. We will defeat you. Neighbors identified Butt from the film's footage Monday, pointing to a scene in which he is shown participating in a provocative prayer session at Regents Park, near London's biggest mosque and helping to display a black flag covered in white Arabic lettering similar to the one used by the Islamic State group, which took responsibility for the attack.

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