British Police Name Third Attacker From Saturday's Rampage In London

Sadiq Khan flanked by Amber Rudd and Diane Abbott at the vigil last night held for the victims of Saturday night’s attack Yui Mok  PA

As many as seven people were killed and 48 others were injured. Police said he also used the name of Rachid Elkhdar and a different date of birth that gave his age as 25.

Daesh-related material was found on his phone and he was stopped from flying to Istanbul, placed on a watch list and flagged to both Moroccan and British authorities, it is claimed.

British police were praised for their swift response to the terror attacks on London Bridge last week, arriving on the scene and shooting the three attackers dead.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn expressed concern that the police and security services lacked the resources they needed to deal with the terrorist threat.

The couple, who were visiting London for the weekend, were walking south over London Bridge around the time the attack started, according to police.

Eight people were killed and 50 injured after three ISIS terrorists drove into pedestrians on London Bridge late on Saturday, then attacked revellers in nearby bars and restaurants with knives.

The family of an off-duty police officer, Charlie Guenigault, who has been hailed as a hero for running toward the attackers, praised his bravery and said he would likely do the same again if faced with the same situation.

The third attacker, Youssef Zaghba, was born in Fez in 1995 to a Moroccan father and an Italian mother, reported Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. He was not charged, but local police monitored him carefully and said they had tipped off Britain when he subsequently moved to London. Police are hunting any possible accomplices in the attack. Last month, he was spotted urging people in east London not to participate in the June 8 general election.

So far, 13 people have been arrested as part of police investigations and 12 have been released without charge.

"Because he had been highlighted by the Italians, the British will have known he had traveled to the United Kingdom", said an Italian investigative source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the investigation.

The Home Office has not commented as there is an ongoing police investigation, while Scotland Yard has said Zaghba, who lived in east London, was not a police or MI5 subject of interest.

Police continue to search the Ilford home and a business in Ilford as well, authorities said.

Khan warned Tuesday that proposed budget cuts to the Metropolitan police would make London more risky.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack through its Amaq news agency. Borough Market, a popular gathering place, remains closed as more evidence is gathered.

Among those radicalised by Muhajiroun were the suicide bombers who killed 52 people on London's public transport system in July 2005, and the men who murdered soldier Lee Rigby in the capital in 2013.

Lord Carlile, a former counter-terror laws watchdog, said: "I feel a sense of disappointment this morning that the perpetrator Butt slipped off the radar".

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