Two of the three men who carried out Saturday night’s terror attack in London have been named by police.
They said Pakistan-born Khuram Butt, 27, of Barking, London, had been known to police and MI5 but there had not been any intelligence about an attack.
The other attacker was Rachid Redouane, 30, from Barking, who police said had claimed to be Moroccan-Libyan. the attackers were shot dead by police. All 12 people arrested after the attack have now been released without charge, the seven women and five men were arrested in Barking on Sunday following the attack in which seven people were killed and 48 injured.
The attackers drove a hired van into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing people in the area around Borough Market.
A vigil was held at Potters Field Park near London Bridge on Monday evening to remember the victims.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s speech roused the quiet crowd of thousands into hearty applause when he spoke of his disgust and defiance over the horror of Saturday’s events.
After a minute’s silence, many went forward to lay flowers beneath the flagpoles of City Hall. It was a dignified show of solidarity and strength in the face of fear and hate. Reports say 36 people remained in hospital, with 18 in a critical condition.
Metropolitan Police assistant commissioner Mark Rowley said: “Inquiries are ongoing to confirm the identity of their accomplice.”
He said the investigation into Butt had begun two years ago but “there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned and the investigation had been prioritised accordingly”.