Third London attacker named by police

Third London attacker named by police

The second attacker was named as 30-year-old Rachid Redouane, who police said claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan, and also went by the name Rachid Elkhdar with a different date of birth.

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

Khuram Shazad Butt, aged 27, was a British citizen born in Pakistan, who was already known to police and MI5.

Earlier, Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera had reported that Zaghba had been stopped at an Italian airport because authorities believed he was on his way to Syria, and that Italian officials had warned British counterparts about him.

Police said they now had 10 people in custody after releasing two of the 12 people arrested on Sunday.

The disclosure means perpetrators in all three of the terrorist outrages to hit Britain this year had at some point appeared on the radar of security agencies.

Butt (left) and Redouane (right).

British authorities on Wednesday arrested three more people in connection with last week's London Bridge attack, London's Metropolitan Police said.

Authorities also carried out two additional search warrants in east London, police said.

Seven victims were killed and dozens injured in the spree, which ended when armed police shot dead the knife-wielding extremists just eight minutes after the first emergency call.

Rowley said the security services had stopped 18 plots since 2013, including five since the Westminster attack two months ago.

"A small number of the highest priority investigations involve current attack planning, and these investigations command a significant proportion of our resource", police said.

Related Articles

  • 2 times Comey's testimony directly contradicts White House statements

    2 times Comey's testimony directly contradicts White House statements

    John McCain, R-Ariz., said the statement was unsurprising in that it matches what has already been publicly reported . Comey said he replied that he wanted to serve out his ten-year term and "was not on anybody's side politically".
    People Are Rewriting James Comey's Testimony In Devastatingly Comical Ways

    People Are Rewriting James Comey's Testimony In Devastatingly Comical Ways

    While a sitting president is unlikely to face criminal prosecution, obstruction of justice could form the basis for impeachment. Sanders referred specific questions to Trump's outside counsel, Marc Kasowitz, who did not immediately respond to inquiries.
    Trump lauds Arab bloc for its cut ties with Qatar

    Trump lauds Arab bloc for its cut ties with Qatar

    If Qatar is economically weakened or decides to retaliate against Trump's 140-character allegations, it has leverage. Saudi Arabia has also closed its land borders with Qatar, geographically isolating the tiny Gulf state.
  • Nikki Haley threatens US withdrawal from UN human rights body

    She suggested that the USA should reconsider its contributions to the United Nations budget over the resolution. US Ambassador to the UN Nikky Haley talks with Israel's Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon at an undated event.
    Trump condemns terrors attack in Iran

    Trump condemns terrors attack in Iran

    Daesh has no following in Iran but has stepped up its Farsi language propaganda in a bid to woo the country's Sunni minority. Iran's Revolutionary Guards had earlier accused Saudi Arabia and the United States of being behind the attacks.

    United Kingdom election: Britain goes to the polls

    May's party is strongly favoured by voters aged 65 and over, who are considered more likely to vote, by 62% to Labour's 19%. Once the polls have closed at 10pm, results from constituencies all over the country will begin to trickle in gradually.
  • Champions Trophy 2017: Jos Buttler 'desperate' for England to send Australia packing

    A no result in this match could still see Bangladesh make it into the final four if England beat Australia by a sizeable margin. Earlier England , sent into bat by Williamson, made 310 all out, thanks mainly to Joe Root's 64 and Jos Buttler's unbeaten 61.
    Qatari ambassador: 'Stories about Qatar financing terrorism are fabricated'

    Qatari ambassador: 'Stories about Qatar financing terrorism are fabricated'

    After Saudi Arabia shut its borders with Qatar, food started to disappear from the shelves of stores in Doha, the Qatari capital. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the move was rooted in longstanding differences and urged the parties to resolve them.

    Timea Bacsinszky, Jelena Ostapenko advance to French Open semis

    Hitting into the wind, Mladenovic saved a break point in the third game then broke back for 2-all on a Bacsinszky double fault. Obviously I love grass. "Yeah, it's pretty amusing we have the same birthday". "That's why I really wanted to take no risks".
  • UAE seeking 'change of policy, not regime' in Qatar

    The U.S. relies heavily on Al-Udeid Air Base in Qatar to orchestrate air attacks in Iraq , Syria and Afghanistan. The Gulf nations accused Qatar of supporting "terrorism".
    Playboy Playmate to clean graffiti for nude gym pic

    Playboy Playmate to clean graffiti for nude gym pic

    The Associated Press reports that after Mathers finishes her 30 days of community service, she'll be on probation for three years. Given the option to do 30 days of community service or spend 45 days behind bars, the Playboy model chose the former.

    Iran's Revolutionary Guard blames Saudi Arabia for attacks, vows revenge

    The Islamic State (also known as ISIS ) has allegedly claimed responsibility for both attacks in the Iranian capital. One of the attackers reportedly blew himself up inside as police surrounded the building.