London police fear man lost in River Thames

Ivan Schwartz
June 7, 2017

London police said 27-year-old Khuram Shazad Butt was a British citizen born in Pakistan and Rachid Redouane had claimed both Libyan and Moroccan nationality.

Three men fled the van with large knives and attacked people at bars and restaurants in nearby Borough Market, police and witnesses said.

Daesh had claimed responsibility for London attack, as it did for the Manchester bombing almost two weeks ago, in which 22 were killed.

The raids came the day after police arrested 12 people in Barking in connection with the rampage. Twelve people have been arrested in the investigation so far.

The Islamic State took responsibility for the attack, though British officials have yet to confirm the militant group's involvement.

The MI5 domestic intelligence service has seen its budget increased and has plans to expand its numbers to 5,000 officers from 4,000 over the next five years, MI5 chief Andrew Parker said last year.

Assistant Commissioner Rowley defended the actions of the security services in their decision not to pursue a more detailed investigation into Khuram Butt's status as a potential attacker.

"Khuram Shazad Butt was known to the police and MI5".

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"We were all stuck!" said Marcia Rainford, a 58-year-old who said she was sealed into her building complex with her mother and two children. "One of my friends would let Abz babysit his daughter", Mimbo said.

It is not yet known how the two men named knew each other.

Muslim men and women handed out posters bearing the words "Turn to Love" as suited office workers and spandex-clad gym-goers raised their smartphones to take photographs.

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". Butt did not fall into that category when they last investigated him, Reuter reports.

Of the 48 people taken to the hospital following the violence that started on London Bridge and continued in Borough Market, officials said Monday that "36 are now being cared for in London hospitals with 18 remaining in a critical condition". "One of them had been reported to police because of his extremist views and may have previously been confronted by officers". Because there have been calls made by a lot of very responsible people on this, who are 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.

The Conservative Party's lead over Labour has narrowed markedly from 20 points or more when May called the election in April to a range between one and 12 points now, although the Conservatives are still widely expected to win a majority.

On Monday evening in London, a massive crowd gathered at Potters Fields Park, adjacent to London Bridge, to hold a vigil and pay tribute to those slain and the survivors of the attack.

Shahid allegedly provided al-Qaida terror training to Mohammed Siddique Khan, one of the four suicide bombers who killed 52 people during London's morning rush hour in 2005. "We will defeat the terrorists".

Other reports by GizPress

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