New arrest made, as police release more details on London Bridge attack

Posted June 11, 2017

At two minutes before 10pm the van crossed London Bridge heading south.

United Kingdom police announced the arrest of 28-year-old man on investigation of the terrorist attack on London bridge.

Police also released details saying Khuram Butt, the suspected ringleader of the June 3 attack that killed eight people and wounded 48 more, attempted to rent a larger 7.5-ton truck, but was denied after he failed to provide payment details.

Police have discovered equipment for making petrol bombs, plastic bottles and duct tape for constructing fake suicide bomb belts, and an ID card for Redouane.

Butt had been on bail after being arrested for fraud in a case in October, police said.

"I spoke with the 200 frightened people in the basement and told them that there were armed officers outside, we were safe and we would evacuate them as soon as we could - and I got a big round of applause", he said.

Funds will go to the charity's UK Solidarity Fund, which was launched in response to the Manchester Arena and London Bridge attacks.

The bloodthirsty gang were shot dead before they could make their way back to the van where their petrol bombs were stored.

The attack had brought London to a standstill just days before the general election and led to heightened security at polling booths up and down the United Kingdom yesterday as the UK's terror threat level remains at "severe", which means an attack is highly likely.

Following the terror attack, 12 were arrested and released within 24 hours without any charges pressed against them.

The commissioner of Londons Metropolitan Police says the nationalities of the eight victims in the terrorist attack on London Bridge tell a proud story of Londons unique makeup.

In the back of the vehicle officers found 13 wine bottles filled with flammable liquid with rags wrapped around them in the shape of Molotov cocktails, along with two blow torches.

We will remind, on the night of Sunday, June 4, terrorists in the white van crashed into pedestrians on London bridge, and then attacked people with knives at the borough market. There also were two blowtorches.

Police appealed for any information around the knives - where they came from or where they were bought.

After an election in which the parties clashed over police funding to fight terror, Ms Dick said that she and other anti-terror agencies would be reviewing what was needed in order to prevent further attacks.

Butt, who police consider the attack ringleader, had been on bail after being arrested for fraud in a case in October of previous year, police said.

After leaving the vehicle, the terrorists used 12in ceramic knives with pink blades in a stabbing spree.

"There was no evidence uncovered of any attack-planning in relation to him", Haydon said.

Material tethered to one hilt is shown saturated with blood and was apparently designed so killer Khuram Butt could strap it to his wrist, commander Dean Haydon said. Police have installed security barriers running alongside the sidewalks at eight bridges across the River Thames, and Haydon said similar protection was being considered at other locations.