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France confirms death of second citizen in London Bridge attack

09 Juin 2017

London Metropolitan Police said on Tuesday that Zaghba was not a police or M15 subject of interest.

Youssef Zaghba had been flagged to British intelligence services after telling Italian police "I'm going to be a terrorist" when he was reportedly stopped trying to travel to Syria.

In a statement Tuesday, authorities said they arrested a 27-year-old man Tuesday morning.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said the search for Thomas continued on Wednesday.

The three attackers were shot dead by police Saturday night after they drove a hired van into pedestrians on London Bridge and then stabbed people in the nearby Borough Market, leaving seven people killed and 48 injured.

The three terrorists carrying out Saturday night's attack were shot dead by police within eight minutes of the alarm being raised.

But an announcement - made before the Manchester and London Bridge attacks - that they planned to make some of the elderly pay more for their care saw that lead start to shrink, to between one and 12 points now.

Twelve other men arrested in the early stages of the investigation have all been released without charge.

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Two of the men, aged 27 and 29, were held on suspicion of preparing acts of terrorism while the third was detained over suspected drugs offences.

In fact, Butt was one of the main characters in a television documentary called The Jihadis Next Door.

In a statement, her family said: "We are deeply saddened at the tragic loss of our attractive daughter and sister of Harrison and Scott".

The couple, who were visiting London for the weekend, were walking south over London Bridge around the time the attack started, according to police.

Butt and Redouane, who also used the name Rachid Elkhdar, lived in Barking, while Zaghba is reported to have worked in a restaurant in London.

The Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility for the attack.

Earlier police, who were hunting for 45-year-old Frenchman Xavier Thomas, missing since the attack, said that they had found a body in the River Thames. He said eight other French citizens were wounded. As well as carrying knives, the attackers wore fake suicide vests, created to spread more fear.

France confirms death of second citizen in London Bridge attack