Two London attackers named by police

SOURCE: BBC NEWS: Two of the men who carried out Saturday night’s terror attack in London have been named by police.

They said Pakistan-born Khuram Butt, 27, of Barking, London, had been known to police and MI5 but there had not been any intelligence about an attack.

The other attacker was Rachid Redouane, 30, from Barking, who police said had claimed to be Moroccan-Libyan.

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

They drove a hired van into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing people in the area around Borough Market.

A vigil was held at Potters Field Park near London Bridge on Monday evening to remember the victims.

A vigil was held in Potters Field Park, close to London Bridge. REUTERS PHOTO

NHS England said 36 people remained in hospital, with 18 in a critical condition.

Redouane, who was a chef, also used the name Rachid Elkhdar. He had not been known to police.

Metropolitan Police assistant commissioner Mark Rowley said: “Inquiries are ongoing to confirm the identity of their accomplice.”

He said the investigation into Butt had begun two years ago but “there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned and the investigation had been prioritised accordingly”.

He added: “Work is ongoing to understand more about them, their connections and whether they were assisted or supported by anyone else.”

Butt featured in a Channel 4 documentary last year about Islamist extremists with links to the jailed preacher Anjem Choudary.

The attacker, who had older siblings and was married with at least one child, could be seen in the programme arguing with police officers in the street.

An online CV seen by the BBC shows that Butt had achieved an NVQ Level 2 in business administration.

He went on to work in an administrative role for a company called Auriga Holdings, based in East Ham, which manages Kentucky Fried Chicken outlets.

He had also worked for London Underground for just under six months as a trainee customer services assistant, before leaving in October last year, Transport for London said.

Butt was the sole director of a now-dissolved company called Kool Kosmetics.

Source: BBC NEWS

3 Responses to Two London attackers named by police

  1. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce June 5, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    SCUM!!!!! ROT IN HELL!

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  2. Dennis Taitt
    Dennis Taitt June 6, 2017 at 4:12 am

    Hmm. Sick people

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  3. Menace II Babylon June 6, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    Dropping bombs on citizens, families, children, invading sovereign states for their resources under the guise of dem are crazy (democracy) to enlist the media which they own to twist programmable minds like dennis and veroniva into seeing things from one perception of that of the colonisers. smh

    https://youtu.be/0RHYCkwE3ck

    They blew up twin towers to pass legislation and invade and remove our liberties. Election time. Some of these they encourage and plan.

    I don’t condone these acts but you act like one of their lives is worth a million of ours.

    At dennis do you know what is going on in Burundi, Niger and Chad. What about northern Mali through southern Algeria and Libya into Egypt, extending into the Sinai peninsula. Still with me you programmable dummy.

    Boko Haram in Nigeria,Central African Republic, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, South Sudan and Darfur.

    Veronica do you have an idea wars are being fought and terroist activities kill my people by the hundreds…. wonder why you don’t know of these things?

    You don’t read, they are black people, not in main stream news so out of sight is out of mind.

    Al Jazerra, RT Documentaries read, watch educate yourself and stop letting massa tell you what to think, where and how.

    Menace II Babylon

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