Thursday, 19 October, 2017

Two of the Three London Suspects Identified

U.K. police name 2 London attack suspects London terror attack: Horror video of witnesses cowering in restaurant
Debra Rodriguez | 08 June, 2017, 00:53

In March 2016 there were 124,066 police officers in England and Wales compared to 1443,734 in March 2010.

"Yes we do have a problem, we should never have cut the police numbers".

The attackers were shot dead by police, and 12 people have been arrested in Barking in east London.

"A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorist acts (contrary to section 5 Terrorism Act 2006) and has been taken into custody at a south London police station under the Terrorism Act 2000".

London police chief Cressida Dick told BBC TV that they have seized "a huge amount of forensic material" after going through the van used in the attack "very very carefully". The Islamic State (IS) terror group claimed responsibility.

Before Archibald moved to Europe to be with her fiancé, she did social work in Calgary at Alpha House Society, a homeless shelter for those dealing with addiction.

"A man ran up to him and said 'This is for my family, this is for Islam, ' and stuck a knife straight in", she said.

People look at floral tributes on London Bridge, Wednesday, to commemorate the victims in Saturday's attack.

May did not answer repeated questions on the cutbacks but said counterterrorism budgets had been protected and police had the powers they needed.

Borough Market, with its alleyways beneath and near London Bridge, is filled by day with specialty food stalls, and by night - particularly on a spring evening like Saturday - with patrons who flock to bars, clubs and restaurants.

The pair and one other man were shot dead by police after killing seven people and injuring 48.

Nearly all are from Barking, where at least two of the attackers lived.

"We spoke about a particular attack that happened and, like most radicals, he had a justification for anything - everything and anything".

Collina said Zaghba was monitored by Italian intelligence agents each time he came to Italy to visit her after his initial run-in with airport authorities.

"I thought maybe he was just devoting himself a bit more and becoming more religious". Thomas' girlfriend was also struck and seriously injured by the van.

The Met said one officer received stitches to a head injury and another was received injuries to his arm. "One of them had been reported to police because of his extremist views and may have previously been confronted by officers". Authorities said Butt was from the east London area of Barking.

Eyewitnesses described it travelling at high speed, hitting pedestrians, before crashing close to the Barrowboy and Banker pub.

Rowley said: "In nine weeks, we've had five plots foiled and three successful attacks".

Prime Minister Theresa May delivered a stark assessment of the threat facing the United Kingdom, saying that although there was no direct link between the three incidents, "terrorism breeds terrorism".

She said full campaigning would resume on Monday after most political parties suspended general election campaigning on Sunday.

In a speech, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn backed the police to use "whatever force is necessary" to save lives.

This is the third attack in Britain in as many months.

Meanwhile, controversy over the UK's counter-terror efforts spread to border security after claims emerged that another of the perpetrators was let into the country despite being on a security watch list.

It had been set at "critical" in the days after the Manchester concert bombing on May 22 that killed 22 people - reflecting a judgment that an attack might be imminent because accomplices with similar bombs might be on the loose.

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