London Bridge attack latest: Third terrorist named as Youssef Zaghba

Olive Rios
June 11, 2017

Separately, police investigating the London Bridge attack made three arrests in Ilford, also in east London, late Wednesday.

Here's what we know about those responsible for the terror attack on London Bridge over the weekend.

The attack took place on Saturday when three men drove into pedestrians on London Bridge, before abandoning the vehicle and stabbing people in Borough Market. Nearly 50 were wounded. Delcros was badly injured in the attack and is now recovering after undergoing an operation.

A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of the preparation of terrorist acts, while a 33-year-old man was held on suspicion of possession with intent to supply controlled drugs. Twelve others, who were arrested on Sunday, were released without charge the following day.

London officials said a large part of the outer cordon of the crime scene had reopened.

As the fall-out from the atrocity continued, the ex-partner of one of the perpetrators spoke of her shock and condemned his actions.

London Bridge attack latest: Third terrorist named as Youssef Zaghba
London Bridge attack latest: Third terrorist named as Youssef Zaghba

Prime Minister Theresa May, who called the snap election in hopes of strengthening her mandate for discussions over Britain's exit from the European Union, has come under fire for the cuts to police numbers over recent years.

"I am deeply shocked, saddened and numbed by the actions of my ex-partner who has killed and injured so many innocent people".

Police killed all three attackers. At least two of them were known to British intelligence, which prompted questions about what could have been done to prevent the mass killing.

Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba, a 22-year-old Italian of Moroccan descent, hit people with a van on London Bridge and then went on to stab others on Saturday night.

He said Zaghba was always tracked by Italian intelligence officers while in the country and that United Kingdom authorities were informed.

Corriere wrote that Zaghba was stopped at Bologna airport in 2016 when he was trying to fly to Syria via Turkey, and that Italian authorities had tipped off Britain about his movements.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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