November 19 2017

After London attack, political heat focusing on Theresa May

November 19 2017, 01:04 | Van Peters

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CNN's Melissa Bell spoke to residents there who recognized a familiar face among the three dead attackers, identifying him as one of their neighbors and describing him as a family man who kept to himself.

"London stands in defiance against this cowardly attack and our city and our people and our values and our way of live".

A second attacker was named by police as Rachid Redouane. Inquiries are ongoing to confirm the identity of their accomplice, police said.

It is not clear how having more police on the beat would have prevented the attack, since the men were shot dead within eight minutes, but the issue of police cuts has come back to haunt May, who served for six years at home secretary under her predecessor David Cameron before she became prime minister last year. He is expected to survive.

Ho tweeted Monday: "Thank you every one for the best wishes". "A number of people have been detained and are at present being spoken to", the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

Trump said he had spoken with British Prime Minister Theresa May to express America's "unwavering support" and offer US assistance as the British government works to protect its citizens and bring the guilty to justice.

Mrs May said the Metropolitan Police is "well resourced" and has "very powerful counter-terrorism capabilities" when asked whether she regretted presiding over the fall in 20,000 officers on the country's streets.

The attack saw three jihadis drive a van into crowds of people on London Bridge before indiscriminately stabbing people at Borough Market on Saturday night (June 3).

"We don't get told specifics", he says. The U.S. Embassy would not comment.

The police have so far made 12 arrests, majority in Barking, East London.

"They usually use these messages to simply inspire people to carry out attacks whenever the opportunity arises", Matt Olsen, the former director of the National Counterterrorism Center, told ABC News.

Trump accused Khan of making a "pathetic excuse" for saying on Sunday morning that Londoners should not be alarmed. MSM [mainstream media] is working hard to sell it!' "That is not what the mayor said".

Khuram Butt, 27, was the ringleader of the attack which killed seven and injured 58 at London Bridge and Borough Market.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility.

Forty-eight people were left in hospital, 21 critically injured. Eighteen people remained in a critical condition.

Christine Archibald, a 30-year-old Canadian who had worked in a shelter for the homeless before moving to Europe to be with her fiance, was the first of those who died to be named.

Archibald's family said in a statement: "We grieve the loss of our attractive, loving daughter and sister".

Her family said in a statement: "We grieve the loss of our handsome, loving daughter and sister. They are particularly keen to hear about places they may have frequented and their movements in the days and hours before the attack", the statement said.

The UK goes to the polls on Thursday in an early general election called by May. In March, a man drove a vehicle into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, killing four people, then fatally stabbed a police officer.

In what seems to have become an unfortunate cycle of events that recur after nearly every terrorist attack, the words "Muslim" and "Islam" were all over social media feeds in the wake of the latest act of violence to hit the country.

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