Man arrested in raid in connection with London attack


MALCOLM BRABANT: This evening, the city of London held a vigil to honor the people killed in the attack.

British police said Zaghba had not been a subject of interest for them or the domestic intelligence agency MI5 before he and two others launched their attack.They rammed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge, then ran into the Borough Market area, and slit throats and stabbed people indiscriminately before they were shot and killed by police.Zaghba's mother, who is a convert to Islam, told police she was anxious about her son when she went to collect him after he was stopped at the airport, an investigative source said.

There has been widespread praise of the quick response on Saturday from armed police, who killed the three attackers with 50 shots within eight minutes of the alarm being raised.

"I commend the strong leadership of the mayor of London as he leads the city forward after this heinous attack", the acting ambassador said.

"This was an attack on London and the United Kingdom, but it was also an attack on the free world", British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday. NHS England said 36 people remained in hospital, with 18 in a critical condition.

The attack came days before a general election Thursday.

Police said a 30-year-old man was arrested early Wednesday at an address in east London.

The London mayor's office initially responded by saying Khan had "more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump's ill-informed tweet that deliberately takes out of context his remarks". "We've lost thousands of police staff", he said.

"If the Metropolitan Police budget is being shrunk and reduced, they have got to prioritise and use their resources in a sensible way".

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Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, when asked by ITV television if he backed calls for May to resign, said: "Indeed I would". Because there have been calls made by a lot of very responsible people on this, who are 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. "As soon as we heard about the incident we immediately suspended dynamic pricing all around the area of the attacks - and shortly afterward across the whole of central London - just as we did following the attacks in Manchester and Westminster", Elvidge said.

The pound rose on currency markets, which favour May over Corbyn, after the latest ICM poll, taken between June 2 and June 4 and published on Monday, suggested the Conservatives were ahead by 11 points.

The country's official terror threat level remains at "severe", one notch below the highest.

Christine Archibald, 30, a Canadian social worker who moved to Europe to be with her fiancé, was the first victim to be named. "And so, we have to guard our freedoms, but we have to understand that for a certain time, we're going to have to compromise them, as well". He told them they must be polite to their dads and respect their elders.

"This has been a truly ghastly few weeks", said London police chief Dick, who added the spell of recent attacks was unprecedented in her working experience, which began in 1983.

"He said to me, 'Where can I get a van like that?' Asking me all the details like how much was it, where he could get a van - basically because, he said to me, 'I might be moving shortly with my family as well'". According to official data, officer numbers decreased every year that she was in the post, from 2010 to 2016.

The number of police officers in England and Wales fell by nearly 20,000 between 2010 and 2016 - years when May, as home secretary, was in charge of policing.

A French national was also killed in the attack, according to foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.

'It is clear that Anjem Choudhury and his band of terrorist sympathisers were known to the police for many years, ' Mr Shafiq said.