Net widens in search for accomplices in London Bridge attack

Janie Parker
June 7, 2017

Southeastern said its services will be travelling through London Bridge to Waterloo East, Charing Cross and Cannon Street stations.

Police early Wednesday arrested a 30-year-old man in east London in connection to the attack and are searching his home. Police arrested several people and are widening their investigation after a series of attacks descr.

At least seven people were killed and dozens wounded on Saturday when three men rammed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and then went on the rampage through the bustling Borough Market area where they slit throats and stabbed people. This revelation will increase the pressure on United Kingdom authorities - already under fire after it emerged that another attacker, Khuram Shazad Butt, was investigated by counterterrorism police as recently as 2015. Police reportedly found Islamic State group propaganda on Zaghba's phone but did not have enough evidence to hold him.

All three were ultimately shot and killed by police.

Seven victims were killed in the attack, including a French national and a Canadian woman named Christine Archibald, officials said. One has since been released without being charged.

There has been no official comment on the reports from United Kingdom authorities, but Scotland Yard said Zaghba was not a police or MI5 "subject of interest". She wouldn't say whether authorities were familiar with the men before the attack.

Britain has been plagued with three terror attacks since March.

(AP Photo/Tim Ireland). A child looks at the floral tributes after a vigil for victims of Saturday's attack in London Bridge, at Potter's Field Park in London, Monday, June 5, 2017.

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"We renew our call for the next elected government to make the urgent appointment of a counter-extremism co-ordinator serving under the prime minister to co-ordinate the government's counter- extremism policy across all departments". She said Britain must do "more, much more" to combat what she called the perverted ideology of radical Islam.

"Inquiries are ongoing to confirm the identity of their accomplice", police said, adding, "Detectives would like to hear from anyone who has any information about these men that may assist them with the investigation".

Police are trying to learn more about them and if they were assisted by anyone else. "So those campaigns will resume in full tomorrow, and the general election will go ahead as planned, on Thursday".

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn joined others, including David Cameron's former strategy chief Steve Hilton, in calling for May to resign or be voted out over her record on security.

Thomas, 45, was walking with his girlfriend over the bridge when the attack began on Saturday night. British security officials said none of the men was considered violent, but they acknowledged the difficulty of predicting whether extremists will turn risky.

"We have always been checking his friendships and verifying that he was not trusting the wrong people, but he had the internet and from there he got everything", Valeria Khadija Collina told L'Espresso in Bologna.

Australian waitress Candice Hedge is recovering in hospital after one of the terrorists ran up and cut her neck as she enjoyed a post-work drink at a bar.

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