United Kingdom threat level to remain at severe following London attack: Theresa May

Claudine Rigal
Juin 6, 2017

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. "I got very angry".

He said he was "heartbroken to learn that a Canadian is among those who lost their lives".

"The van was racing up the street with another red vehicle behind it", he said. Redouane, 30, had claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan.

They were shot dead in a hail of police gunfire. Others who had been arrested were released without being charged.

The country's major political parties temporarily suspended campaigning with only days to go before Thursday's general election.

European Union figures would think "Christmas had come early" if Corbyn was elected to represent Britain at the negotiating table in a few weeks time, she added said.

The prime minister brushed off Hilton's comments, telling Business Insider that she was not "the only person in Westminster who has found themselves on the receiving end of a few comments from Steve Hilton".

Responding to a report that Theresa May was frustrated by the failure of MI5 to stop the spate of attacks, a source with high-level experience of counter-terrorism work said: "I hope she realises she will never regain the trust of important people such as MI5 and the upper echelons of counter policing".

Given the speed with which the attack was ended, it wasn't clear whether having more police on the beat would have prevented it, but questions persisted over whether investigators had the resources to look into such complaints and whether crucial opportunities were missed that could have saved lives. "We need to be more robust in identifying and stamping out extremism in public service and across society... it's time to say enough is enough". The matter can be dropped or if the complaint seems warranted, police and security officials can open an investigation. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said last month that security forces are looking at 500 different plots and monitoring about 3,000 people on a "top list" of suspects.

"Our team is also working with the Metropolitan Police to help them get any footage from drivers who were in the area at the time".

It was lowered once intelligence agencies were comfortable that this wasn't the case.

"The problem is that we have a president who is not focused on the right things, who created controversy, who has taken the worst possible opportunity to attack the mayor of a city that has been attacked by terrorists", Rubin said.

He said: "The ideology they follow is perverse, and is poisonous and it has no place in Islam". Some residents cooped up inside all day Sunday emerged from their homes for the first time since the attacks.

The Trump administration last week formally asked the Supreme Court, the highest court in the USA, to allow the ban to take effect, arguing that restricting immigration by refugees and visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen is necessary to protect US national security.

In a Sunday tweet, Trump mischaracterized Khan's remarks by suggesting the mayor had said there was "no reason to be alarmed" about the attack itself.

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