Sadiq Khan: London police should look into 'what they knew'
Jun 06 2017 by Desiree Burns
Khuram Shazad Butt (27) was a British citizen born in Pakistan, who was already known to police and Britain's domestic spy agency MI5, London's police force said.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson acknowledged that the security services had to provide an answer.
The arrests were made after police raided properties in Barking on Sunday and two on Monday in Newham and Barking.
On Tuesday, counter-terror officers were searching a property in Ilford, east London, after entering the address about 1.30am BST.
During the eight-minute long slaughter, the three knifemen ploughed into pedestrians on London Bridge using a van and went on to stab people in Borough Market with 12-inch knives. Police shot dead all three attackers.
He said many people were "very anxious that she was at the Home Office for all this time, presided over these cuts in police numbers, and now is saying that we have a problem".
Butt had appeared in a documentary called "The Jihadis Next Door", broadcast previous year by Britain's Channel 4, as part of a group of men who unfurled an Islamic State flag in a park.
Security sources in Ireland confirmed Redouane, 30, married a British woman in Dublin in 2012 and lived in the Rathmines area of the city.
British authorities identified two of three suspects in the attacks that began on the London Bridge as Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane.
As details about Butt emerged, however, they prompted questions of whether he could have been stopped sooner. At one point in the documentary, Butt can be seen unfurling a black banner in Regent's Park.
Transport for London (TfL) confirmed that Butt worked for London Underground for just under six months as a trainee customer services assistant, leaving in October previous year.
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Butt "was known to the police and MI5" but there was no intelligence to suggest the attack was being planned, the Metropolitan Police said.
Mr Rowley added that Butt was part of an investigation "prioritised in the lower echelons of our investigative work".
"A very high priority for us is to try to understand whether they were working with anybody else", she told BBC television.
"At a time when anti-Semitic hate crimes are on the rise - when Americans, Muslims, African-Americans, Latinos are being targeted for racism; when violence motivated by hatred from Portland, Oregon, to College Park, ends the lives of young Americans, this program's vision of spreading tolerance is more urgent than ever", Clinton said.
The sister of 32-year-old James McMullan, from Hackney, east London, said he was believed to be among those who died, after his bank card was found on a body at the scene.
Boden was among seven people killed in the Saturday night attacks.
The Met have set up a casualty bureau on 0800 096 1233 and 020 7158 0197 for people concerned about friends or relatives.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan stands with ambulance paramedics as they pause for a minutes' silence in London on June 6, 2017, in memory of the victims of the June 3 terror attacks.