Police find suspected Molotov cocktails in London attack van


The police response to the rampage, which saw officers shoot dead the attackers within eight minutes of police receiving the first call, has been widely praised.

Both men were from the Barking neighborhood of east London, where police raids began shortly after the attacks Saturday night.

Police have not yet released the identity of the third person involved in carrying out the attack on London Bridge, where the van swerved into pedestrians, and in nearby Borough Market, where the knife-wielding assailants slashed and stabbed anyone in their path. Please honour her by volunteering your time or donate to a shelter.

But with Britons due to vote in a national election on Thursday, her decision to reduce the number of police officers in England and Wales by nearly 20,000 during her six years as interior minister from 2010 to 2016 shot to the top of the political agenda. "We're calling for a restoration of police numbers, and there's a call being made for her to go, because of what she's done on the police numbers".

May hit back by criticising Corbyn, a pacifist who has opposed some security legislation in parliament and expressed reservations in the past about police responding to armed attackers with "shoot-to-kill" tactics.

The Islamic State terror group, also known as Daesh, has claimed the London Bridge rampage, while the attack has sparked fears Britain is in the grip of a spate of copycat incidents.

"We were all stuck!" said Marcia Rainford, a 58-year-old who said she was sealed into her building complex with her mother and two children.

"We got blocked in".

Ross Hedge said his daughter was "very lucky", though "she was terrified, of course". "I always stock up!"

Christine Archibald, a 30-year-old Canadian, died in her fiance Tyler Ferguson's arms after the attackers' van mowed her down on London Bridge.

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Ignacio Echeverria, 39, remains missing since Saturday attack.

"While our pain will never diminish, it is important for us all to carry on with our lives in direct opposition to those who wish to destroy us and remember that hatred is the refuge of small-minded individuals and will only breed more", she said.

"A man ran up to him and said 'This is for my family, this is for Islam, ' and stuck a knife straight in", she said.

The Met Police said their names would be released "as soon as operationally possible" as officers work to establish if they were part of a wider network, BBC reported.

It was Britain's third terrorist attack in less than three months.

During that time, police numbers have dropped by roughly 20,000 officers, and the number of armed officers has fallen as well.

Hedge, who moved to London a year ago, had just finished her shift at Elliot's restaurant and was having a drink with her boyfriend when the attack started, Ross Hedge told The Courier Mail of Brisbane.

Morrison is one of four Australians who was wounded in Saturday's attack, according to a statement by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Monday.

It was lowered once intelligence agencies were comfortable that this wasn't the case.