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London attackers: what we know so far

Press Association logoPress Association 6/06/2017

What we know about the terrorists who carried out the London Bridge attacks.

- Khuram Shazad Butt, 27

Pakistan-born British citizen and father of two young children was known to police and MI5 and had been investigated in 2015. Alleged associate of hate preacher Anjem Choudary, who appeared in a 2016 Channel 4 documentary about British Islamic extremists, The Jihadis Next Door.

Mohammed Shafiq, chief executive of the Ramadhan Foundation, said Butt once called him a "Murtad" - traitor in Arabic - when he confronted Choudary about his support of terrorism after the 2013 murder of Lee Rigby.

The Jabir Bin Zayid Islamic Centre, less than a kilometre from an address linked to the attack, said Butt was once asked to leave a sermon after interrupting an imam during a Friday sermon. Butt was an infrequent attendee and was not known to regulars by name.

Residents at a block of flats in Barking - where a number of arrests were made on Sunday - said they recognised Butt, saying he'd lived there for about three years. Known locally as "Abz" or "Abs", neighbours spotted him in a photo of a man on the ground having been shot by police on the night of the attacks. Another acquaintance described him as a "wonderful guy" and said they often played football in the park with his children.

Neighbour Erica Gasparri, 42, told The Times she reported Butt to anti-terror police suspecting he was trying to radicalise schoolchildren. She said she challenged him at the time in the school car park.

A friend told the BBC Asian Network he had reported him to the anti-terror hotline after he began expressing increasingly radical views and justifying terror attacks, but the friend said he was never arrested.

Police say Butt was on their radar but had slipped to "the lower echelons of our investigative work".

Another neighbour Ken Chigbo said Butt, wearing an Arsenal shirt, had asked him about hiring a van hours before the attack.

"He said to me, 'Oh, where did you get your van, Ken? How much is it, is it possible to get in automatic?' - all these specific questions about the van, which obviously now makes sense in my head", Chigbo told Sky News.

- Rachid Redouane, 30

Claimed to be Moroccan-Libyan, lived in Barking, east London. Also went by the name Rachid Elkhdar, claiming to be six years younger. Married a British woman in Dublin in 2012. He lived in Rathmines in Dublin and left shortly after the wedding, possibly travelling to Morocco, before settling in the UK.

In 2015 he returned to Ireland but was not under surveillance, Irish security authorities say, although he did have "extensive immigration history related to the UK".

The first clue to his background came when authorities found an Irish identity card on the body of one of the suspects.

The Mirror says Redouane, reportedly a former pastry chef, had a one-year-old daughter with his former wife.

- The third attacker has not yet been named.

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