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

United Kingdom police find suspected Molotov cocktails in London attack van -Sky News

United Kingdom police find suspected Molotov cocktails in London attack van -Sky News

The CV lists two jobs: one he started in May at Transport for London, and another at a company called Auriga Holdings, which we believe to be a franchise for a local KFC restaurant.

Choate acknowledges that people traumatized by such events face an uphill emotional struggle - one that can last for years -but he has some professional advice for those trying to cope.

A statement from Mayor Sadiq Khan's office said the vigil is being held this morning at Potters Fields Park, an open space which surrounds City Hall on the River Thames near Tower Bridge.

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.

Neither attack seemed to be the result of any long-term planning nor, despite the claim of responsibility by Islamic State, any serious foreign direction.

The Met Police said they entered two premises in Newham and Barking at 3.15am and detained "a number of people".

"However, there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned and the investigation had been prioritized accordingly", police said. "We have given increased powers to the police to be able to deal with terrorists, powers which Jeremy Corbyn has boasted he has always opposed", she said.

May described the latest incident as "an attack on the free world".

In his neighbourhood in east London, Butt was known as Abu Zaitun - or Abu for short.

Trump lashes out at London's mayor, again
Trump Jr. wrote "You have got to be kidding me?!" above a link to an article reporting comments Khan had made months earlier. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan (Odd Andersen and Atef Safadi/AFP/Getty Images), left, and President Trump (AFP/Getty Images).

Authorities said 36 people remained in hospital, with 18 in a critical condition.

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the main opposition party, has slammed May for the cut in police numbers, saying that "you can not protect the public on the cheap", and promising to recruit another 10,000 police officers if he is elected into power.

Barking resident Erica Gasperri said she went to the police after she saw a man, believed to be the attacker, teaching the local children about Islam.

She said the same ideology was behind the May 22 suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester that left 22 people dead, and the Westminster Bridge attack in March, which killed five.

Christine Archibald, a 30-year-old Canadian woman, died in her fiance Tyler Ferguson's arms after being hit by the van on London Bridge.

"To the sick and evil extremists who commit these disgusting crimes, we will defeat you".

Trump accused Khan of saying there was "no need to be alarmed" by the terrorist attack and refused to back down under criticism, accusing the mainstream media of downplaying the terror attack and covering for the London mayor.

"We cannot and must not pretend that things can continue as they are", she said, adding there was "far too much tolerance of extremism in our country". Our work necessarily involves making hard judgements about how to prioritise the resources available to us at a time when the United Kingdom is facing a SEVERE and high tempo terrorist threat. "As we ran, me and the two officers, a man and a woman, we ran through the middle of the market again and I heard three bangs".

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