Tuesday 17 October 2017

All 12 people arrested in relation to London attack released without charge

General view of Tower Bridge as people gather during an event for the victims of Saturday nights attacks, London
General view of Tower Bridge as people gather during an event for the victims of Saturday nights attacks, London

All 12 people arrested in relation to the London Bridge terror outrage have been released without charge, as two of the attackers were named by Scotland Yard.

Police raided two addresses in east London on Sunday, in the wake of the van and knife rampage in which seven people were killed and 48 injured.

Khuram Shazad Butt, a 27-year-old British citizen born in Pakistan, and Rachid Redouane, who claimed to be Moroccan-Libyan, were named as attackers on Monday evening.

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said Butt was known to the security services, but there was no evidence of "attack planning" by him.

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