London Bridge attacker tried to rent larger truck

House of Lords Chamber

Eight people were killed and dozens more were injured in the attack, which began shortly before 22:00 BST on 3 June. "Those decisions were made that there were other people who were far more risky than him".

Zaghba, Pakistan-born British citizen Khuram Shazad Butt, 27, and Rachid Redouane, 30, who claimed to be Moroccan-Libyan, launched their rampage around London Bridge and Borough Market on Saturday night. The identity of the third attacker has also emerged, as has the fact that not only was the United Kingdom warned about him, but also the possibility that had there been action on that intelligence, the attacks could have been avoided.

The three terrorists who killed eight people after driving a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and then attacking nearby revelers had initially tried to hire a 7.5 tonne (8.3 ton) truck, the head of the United Kingdom capital's counter-terrorism unit said on Friday.

Zaghba was stopped at Bologna's airport trying to fly to Turkey in March past year over concerns he was intending to travel on to Syria, according to reports.

The police there had found "extremist material" on his mobile phone.

But Haydon said "there was no evidence uncovered of any attack-planning in relation to him".

She said she understood why many British imams have said they are not prepared to give her son a Muslim funeral.

Police shot and killed the three attackers within eight minutes of receiving an emergency call, police said. Like Butt and Redouane, he lived in east London.

Eighteen people have been arrested in connection with last week's attack.

The question remains how the men met and knew one another but police said Saturday they did not suspect a wider plot.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of terror offences by detectives investigating the London Bridge attack following an early morning raid at an address in east London. It was the third such deadly attack in Britain in three months. He has said cuts in the number of police officers have had an impact on the ability to prevent attacks.

While it was not clear what priority level Butt fell in, the investigation into him involved a "full package" of measures, including covert surveillance, counter-terrorism sources told CNN on Tuesday.

Mayor Sadiq Khan says Londoners are showing "how we pull together in the face of adversity". "Tell them Chrissy sent you", her family said in a statement.

Police also released photos of the van the attackers used to mow down people on the bridge.

He said Thursday it was "really strange" to come back and see the flowers placed near London Bridge as a memorial to the dead and wounded. Two people believed to have documents linked to Redouane were arrested in Ireland, though only one remained in custody Wednesday. All three attacks have been claimed by the Islamic State group.

The hospital said that Ms Boden was "an outstanding nurse and a hugely valued member of the staff team in Theatres Recovery, described by her colleagues as "one in a million" who always went the extra mile for the patients in her care".

After three years of attacks in Europe in which security services frequently struggled to explain how the perpetrators were able to avoid detection, Britain is wrestling with a different question in the wake of Saturday's attack: How could three extremists strike in the heart of London when at least two of them had been known to authorities?

Asked whether he backed calls for May's resignation just days before the country's General Election, main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn told ITV, "indeed I would".

Police briefly closed off an area of London near the busy Charing Cross train station after a suspicious package was found.

The three men had added bags of building gravel and several chairs - possibly to suggest a reason for having hired the van.

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