Moment London attackers neutralized by police caught on CCTV

Xavier Trudeau
Juin 10, 2017

British police say that they believe 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba, an Italian of Moroccan descent, was the third attacker in Saturday's violent rampage in London that killed seven people.

The other two attackers as Khuram Butt (27), a British national born in Pakistan, and Rachid Redouane (30), who had claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan, and had recently lived in Dublin.

The mother of the Italian-Moroccan jihadi who helped carry out a deadly attack in London last week said on Tuesday she had tried to keep her son from falling under the sway of Islamic State ideology, but the Internet and his London friends changed him. Check back for updates.

Xavier Thomas and his girlfriend, Christine Delcros, are said to have both been victims.

Originally from Angers, western France, Mr Belanger had lived in London for several years and worked at the Coq d'Argent restaurant in the City, The Daily Telegraph reported.

"And this is the result, what we see happen on London Bridge".

All three were killed by British authorities Saturday night. His name had also been flagged in 2015 by F.B.I. informant Jesse Morton who told authorities he had met Butt in an extremist internet chatroom used by Anjem Choudary, one of Europe's most prolific hate preachers who was jailed a year ago for his support of the Islamic State group, according to a British government official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about the ongoing attack investigation.

Seventeen people have now been arrested in connection with Saturday's attack and five remain in custody, the Metropolitan police said.

CCTV footage has emerged online, apparently showing the moment United Kingdom police arrived at the scene of the London Borough Market stabbing rampage and gunned down the three attackers.

"He is thought to have been skateboarding in a park when he stopped to defend a woman who had been injured in the attack near Borough Market".

Thomas, a French tourist to Britain, was found on Tuesday night in the water near Limehouse, East London by the Metropolitan Police, a spokesman for the police said Wednesday.

Prime Minister Theresa May, who called the snap election in hopes of strengthening her mandate for discussions over Britain's exit from the European Union, has come under fire for the cuts to police numbers over recent years.

Detectives investigating the terror attack on London Bridge have made three more arrests following a swoop by armed officers. Surveys now put the Conservatives ahead by between one and 12 points.

The three terror suspects can be seen rushing at a passing pedestrian near Borough Market, raining down a series of blows while police cars approach and marksmen shoot down the three attackers.

Butt, who also used the name Abdul Zaitun, appeared in a 2016 documentary called "The Jihadis Next Door", which told the story of Abu Rumaysah, the Londoner who has appeared in recent ISIS propaganda.

British police said Zaghba had not been a subject of interest for them or the MI5 domestic intelligence agency. Since the attack, he has said he fully supported the actions of the police.

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