Two London attackers named by police

Two of the men who carried out Saturday night’s terror attack in London have been named by police.

Khuram Butt, 27, was married with children and lived in Barking, east London for a number of years.

Scotland Yard said he was known to police and MI5 but there was no intelligence to suggest an attack.

The other attacker was named as Rachid Redouane, 30. The pair and one other man were shot dead by police after killing seven people and injuring 48.

They drove their hired van into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing people in the area around Borough Market.

NHS England said 36 people remained in hospital, with 18 in a critical condition.

The Met police said Butt was a British citizen born in Pakistan, while Redouane, who also lived in Barking, claimed to be Moroccan-Libyan.

Assistant Commander Mark Rowley said: “Inquiries are ongoing to confirm the identity of their accomplice.”

He said the investigation into Butt began two years ago but “there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned and the investigation had been prioritised accordingly”.

He added: “Work is ongoing to understand more about them, their connections and whether they were assisted or supported by anyone else.”

Six women and four men arrested by police after the attack are still being questioned, police said.

A vigil has been was held at Potters Field Park near London Bridge to remember the victims.

Canadian national Chrissy Archibald, 30, is the first victim to be named. Her family said she died in her fiancé’s arms after being struck by the speeding van.

A French national was also killed in the attack, according to foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.

The sister of 32-year-old James McMullan, from London, said he is believed to be among those who died after his bank card was found on a body at the scene.

 

Zainab Sa’id