Published: Tue, June 06, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

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


One of Butt's neighbours, Ikenna Chigbo, told Reuters he had chatted with Butt - known locally as "Abz" - just hours before the attack on Saturday and said he appeared "almost euphoric".

While British Prime Minister Theresa May stood by the London mayor, she didn't comment on the president's statements.

In particular, the revelation that at least one of the attackers, Khuram Butt, was well known to security services has raised concerns that they lack the resources to prevent attacks.

British officials have acknowledged Westminster Bridge attacker Khalid Masood, Manchester bomber Salman Abedi and London Bridge terrorist Khuram Butt were on police radars for links to Islamic extremism.

The third of the three London Bridge attackers was on Tuesday named as Youssef Zaghba, a 22-year-old Italian national of Moroccan descent, who was on Italy's list of persons at risk after being held last year while on his way to Syria.

Saturday night's rampage, in which three men drove into pedestrians on London Bridge before slitting throats and stabbing people in the bustling Borough Market area, was Britain's third Islamist attack in as many months.

Sadiq Khan told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he "really couldn't be bothered about what Donald Trump tweets".

While he was not a person of MI5 interest, he had been stopped by Italian police previous year on his way to Turkey and said he was going to be a terrorist, The Guardian is reporting.

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Khan says the British government should cancel an upcoming state visit by the president after Trump criticized him on Twitter for some of his remarks after the attacks.

Zaghba reportedly said "I'm going to be a terrorist", before being stopped by Italian police at Bologna airport.

The Metropolitan Police issued a statement Tuesday on behalf of her family saying, "As she ran towards danger, in an effort to help people on the bridge, Kirsty sadly lost her life".

Boden was among seven people killed in the Saturday night attacks.

Police said 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba lived in east London and that his family has been notified.

Seven people were killed and nearly 50 injured when three attackers ran down pedestrians on the bridge, then stabbed passers-by in nearby Borough Market. The 48 injured included people from Britain, France, Spain, Australia and New Zealand.

In two videos viewed by CNN, Butt is among a group of men searched by police in 2015 after a member of the public reported seeing the group praying in a park with what appeared to be an ISIS flag.

A search warrant is being executed at an address in Barking.

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Transport for London (TfL) confirmed Butt worked for London Underground for just under six months as a trainee customer services assistant, leaving in October a year ago.

The area around Borough Market is not expected to reopen Tuesday.

Transport for London, which oversees the capital's transport network, has advised commuters, struggling to get to work in the driving rain, to make alternative journeys as the station will be busy.

But an announcement - made before the Manchester and London Bridge attacks - that they planned to make some of the elderly pay more for their care saw that lead start to shrink, to between one and 12 points now.

A nationwide minute of silence was held at 11 a.m. (1000 GMT) to honour all the victims.

Butt appeared in a Channel 4 documentary called The Jihadis Next Door past year.

Witnesses said people threw chairs and pint glasses at the men, who wore what police said were fake explosive vests.

Rachid Redouane was 30 years old and born in July 1986.

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An investigation is under way to establish the identity of the third accomplice - and detectives have asked for people with information about any of these men to come forward.

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