>> British police have named two of the three London Bridge attackers. One was Khuram Shazad Butt, age 27, and was previously known to police and the domestic spy agency, MI5. Butt was a British citizen born in Pakistan. The second attacker named as Rachid Redouane, age 30, who claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan.
On Saturday 9th, the militants killed 7 and injured 48 in a rampage around an area full of bars and restaurants. Driving a van into crowds of people and leaping out to stab passersby with knives. Reuters Port Sander is following developments.>> London police say it's a fast moving investigation.
There have a been a number of raids this morning there were yesterday. Twelve people have been arrested, more people have been detained. And they're trying to uncover the links between the three men who carried out the attack and whether they were part of a wider network.>> British police were furious two weeks ago, after details about the Manchester attack were leaked to US media, including the suicide bomber's name and photos of the scene.
They had asked the media not to reveal the militants' names this time round. But some newspapers did publish extensive descriptions of some of the suspects on Monday. Papers, including the top selling Sun tabloid, said one of the attackers was a 27 year old family man, nicknamed Abs. Adding that he'd worked for the fast food chain KFC and London's underground transport system.
The Express newspaper said it had decided not to name Abs, but that he had appeared in a television documentary, posing with an Islamic State flag. Media reports also said that one of them had been reported to anti-terrorist police on at least two occasions and was married with two children.
18 people are still in a critical condition in hospital. Details slowly emerging of the victims for French nationals and two Australians among the dead or injured. The first to be named, 30 year old Canadian Christine Archibald, who moved to Europe to be with her fiance.