“While formal identification has yet to take place, detectives believe they now know the attackers’ identities. They believe two of the men are Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane, both from Barking, east London.
All three men were confronted and shot dead by armed officers within eight minutes of the first call.
Khuram Shazad Butt, 27, (20.4.90), was a British citizen who was born in Pakistan. Rachid Redouane, 30 (31.7.86) had claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan. He also used the name Rachid Elkhdar, with a different date of birth of 31.7.91. Inquiries are ongoing to confirm the identity of their accomplice…
Khuram Shazad Butt was known to the police and MI5. However, there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned and the investigation had been prioritised accordingly. The other named man, Rachid Redouane, was not known.”
Butt appeared in a Channel 4 documentary last year posing with a black flag in a London park:
The documentary was called “The Jihadis next door”…
One person tells the BBC they phoned the anti-terror hotline about one of the London Bridge attackers. Two others say they also warned the police…
— Sky News (@SkyNews) June 4, 2017
May blames “the single evil ideology of Islamist extremism”, calls for an international crackdown on internet companies, vows no safe spaces for extremists, an end to tolerance of extremism, says “enough is enough… things need to change”. Markedly stronger, more aggressive tone from the PM…
— ITV News (@itvnews) June 3, 2017
“Following updates from police and security officials, I can confirm that the terrible incident in London is being treated as a potential act of terrorism. This is a fast moving investigation. I want to express my huge gratitude to the police and emergency services who are on the scene. Our thoughts are with those who are caught up in these dreadful events.”
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) June 3, 2017