Thursday 17 August 2017

Second man with suspected links to London attacker Rachid Radouane arrested in Wexford

Khuram Shazad Butt on left, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba
Khuram Shazad Butt on left, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba

Ken Foy

A second man - with suspected links to London bridge attacker Rachid Radouane - has been arrested in Co Wexford.

The man was arrested in an apartment in Wexford town on Tuesday evening at approximately 5pm.

It is understood his arrest is in connection to documentation found in his possession which has been linked to Rachid Radouane, one of three terror attackers who killed seven people in London on Saturday night.

He is suspected of "obtaining money by deception". He was held under the Theft and Fraud Offences Act 2001. He was arrested by members of the Special Detective Unit, which investigates terrorism.

His arrest came several hours after another man was arrested in Limerick, when he was found to be in possession of documents linked to Radouane.

This man was released without charge earlier this evening.

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