London terror attacks: British police makes one more arrest in Ilford

British police on Wednesday said a 30-year-old man had been arrested following the London Bridge terror attack which killed seven people and injured 48.

AFP June 07, 2017 12:47:09 IST
London terror attacks: British police makes one more arrest in Ilford

London: British police on Wednesday said a 30-year-old man had been arrested following the London Bridge terror attack which killed seven people and injured 48.

London terror attacks British police makes one more arrest in Ilford

Police officers on Borough High Street investigate the attack on Saturday night. AP

Officers arrested him in the eastern London suburb of Ilford, near Barking, where two of the assailants lived.

The Saturday attack was claimed by the Islamic State and follows the 22 May suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena by Salman Abedi, killing 22 people.

There are now two men in custody while another 12 people held following the attack have since been released.

The assailants drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge, before descending into the nearby Borough Market where they stabbed people out for the night in the bars and restaurants.

Police have identified the attackers as Youssef Zaghba, a 22-year-old Italian national of Moroccan descent, Khuram Shazad Butt, 27, a Pakistan-born Briton, and Rachid Redouane, 30, a self-described Moroccan-Libyan dual national.

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