Two of the London Bridge terrorists named as Barking residents Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane
PUBLISHED: 18:14 05 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:15 06 June 2017
Police have named two of the London Bridge terrorists as Barking residents Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane.
Butt, a 27-year-old British citizen born in Pakistan, and Redouane, who claimed to be Moroccan-Libyan, both lived in the borough.
Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said Butt was known to the security services, but there was no evidence of “attack planning” by him.
Mr Rowley said: “While formal identification is yet to take place, detectives believe they know the identity of the attackers.
“They believe two of the men are Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane, both from Barking, east London.
“All three men were confronted and shot dead by armed officers within eight minutes of the first call.
“Inquiries are ongoing to confirm the identity of their accomplice,” Mr Rowley added.
Seven people died after Butt, Redouane and a third suspect in a white van ploughed into pedestrians on London Bridge just after 10pm last night.
The trio then went on to stab several people at Borough Market before they were shot dead by armed police.
A total of 12 people were arrested after armed officers raided the Elizabeth Fry flats in King’s Road, in Barking yesterday morning at around 7am.
One man has since been released, the others are still in custody.