Published: Sun, June 11, 2017
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

British police arrest two more suspects over London Bridge attack


He said every available police vehicle was filled with police officers and they rushed to London Bridge.

Also in the United Kingdom two men, aged 24 and 29, from Huddersfield, remain in custody after being arrested in Sheffield and Huddersfield, on suspicion of offences under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act.

All three of the attackers wore the leather belts which each had three disposable water bottles covered in masking tape attached to them.

He wasn't charged and was about to be released from bail because of insufficient evidence, the police said.

Cole said that when he told the 200 people sheltering in the pub's basement that they were safe and would soon be evacuated, "I got a big round of applause".

In total, the cowardly attack in London Bridge resulted in the death of 8 innocent people.

Butt and his two accomplices, Rachid Redouane, 30, and Youseff Zaghba, 22, also loaded it with 13 Molotov cocktails, which police believe they meant to ignite after going on their stabbing spree.

An undated handout photo issued by the Metropolitan Police, London, and made available Saturday, June 10, 2017, of one of the knives used in the London Bridge attacks of Saturday June 3 which killed several people and wounded dozens more.

Identical knives, with the brand name Ernesto, were carried by Rachid Redouane, 30, and 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba.

It's been a terrible week since the London Bridge attack, but Dick takes some pleasure in the way the city's buzzy street life has returned full force.

Police have arrested 19 people in connection with the attack.

Police say the London Bridge attackers tried to hire the huge truck to carry out their attack.

Police radio reported at least three men attacking people with knives and shooting started just behind them, but the officers were not sure what to expect when they arrived near Borough Market.

"Was there a plan B that, after they had stabbed individuals, were they then planning to come back to the van and ignite the Molotov cocktails and that was a secondary attack?"

In the attackers' van detectives found 13 wine bottles, filled with lighter fuel with rags wrapped round them to make Molotov cocktail petrol bombs. There also were two blowtorches.

Bound with black tape, the 12-inch weapons which helped kill and maim revellers last Saturday were ceramic, possibly so the murderers could avoid metal detectors, police believe.

All three of the attackers were armed with pink ceramic knives, believed to have been bought from a Lidl store.

Commander Dean Haydon of Scotland Yard's counter- terrorism command said: "Concerningly, Butt had earlier attempted to hire a 7.5-tonne lorry that same morning".

She said: "At the present time I do not regard what I have seen as an intelligence failure, but everybody would expect us to look at what has happened and to ensure that both we learn everything that we can, and that we improve and improve and improve". Police have installed security barriers running alongside the sidewalks at eight bridges across the River Thames, and Haydon said similar protection was being considered at other locations.

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