May faces calls to resign over cuts to police numbers


Redouane was 30 and "claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan".

Butt was a British citizen born in Pakistan.

Vowls recounted that he told the police he'd show them where the attack was happening.

Asked by ITV television if he backed the calls for May to resign after three terror attacks in three months, the Labour Party leader said: "Indeed I would..."

Attackers on Saturday drove a van into pedestrians on the London Bridge before stabbing others near Borough Market. Of the 48 people taken to hospital, 36 are now being cared for in London hospitals with 18 remaining in a critical condition.

He said: "The mayor is focused on dealing with Saturday's horrific and cowardly attack and working with the police, the emergency services and the Government to keep London safe".

His comments come after Theresa May refused to say whether cuts to police numbers under her watch should be reversed.

Eleven people are being held after police raids in Barking on Sunday.

Security sources in Dublin have said one of the attackers was carrying an identification card issued in the Republic of Ireland when he was shot dead, the Press Association has reported.

Detectives would like to hear from anyone with information about the men, particularly places they may have frequented and their movements in the days and hours before the attack.

On March 22, five people were killed in London after Khalid Masood rammed his auto into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before fatally stabbing a policeman outside Parliament.

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Mrs May said a terrorist attack was highly likely.

Less than two weeks earlier, a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a concert in Manchester by U.S. singer Ariana Grande.

London police chief Cressida Dick told BBC television on June 5 that police had seized "a huge amount of forensic material" after going through the van the assailants used to plow into people on the bridge. The trend has continued since the two attacks, most polls suggest.

Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn criticised May, who was interior minister from 2010 to 2016, for cutting police numbers during her tenure in charge of the interior ministry.

"She exemplified what matters to us in social work, and that's the capacity to see the challenging circumstances that someone finds themselves in and be prepared to work with them to cope as best they can with life's circumstances", he said. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.

Scotland Yard have subsequently identified two of the killers.

"At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is 'no reason to be alarmed!'" he tweeted.

People run down Borough High Street as police are dealing with a "major incident" at London Bridge in London, June 3, 2017.

"We spoke about a particular attack that happened and, like most radicals, he had a justification for anything - everything and anything".

"Certainly with Abedi in Manchester and Butt now, it looks as if there were some indications that on the face of it may have been missed and I think that will be a great concern", Clarke added.

"I did my bit. but the authorities didn't do their bit". London Bridge train station also reopened. The bridge and surrounding roads have also reopened.