Monday, 5 June 2017

London attack: Police 'know identities of killers'



Police investigating Saturday night's terror attack in London say they know the identity of the three attackers who killed seven people and injured 48.

 
The Met Police said their names would be released "as soon as operationally possible" as officers work to establish if they were part of a wider network.


PM Theresa May said victims included a "number of nationalities", saying it was "an attack on the free world".


It comes as police have searched more addresses in east London.


Police said a "number of people" had been detained following the raids, in Newham and Barking.


Eleven people are being held after police raids in Barking on Sunday. One of the properties is believed to be the home of one of the attackers.


The three attackers were shot dead by police after driving into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbing people in Borough Market.


Security sources in Dublin have said one of the attackers was carrying an identification card issued in the Republic of Ireland when he was shot dead, the Press Association has reported.


Meanwhile, Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said a "huge amount" of forensic material and evidence had been seized from the van - as well as from the police raids.




BBC     News.