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London attack: Third London Bridge attacker named

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The third London Bridge attacker has been named as Youssef Zaghba, a Moroccan-Italian man.

Pakistan-born Khuram Butt, 27, and Rachid Redouane, 30, both from Barking were the other two attackers.

Meanwhile, another victim has been named as Australian nurse Kirsty Boden, 28, who her family said had run towards London Bridge to help people.

Seven people were killed and 48 injured in Saturday night’s attack – the three attackers were shot dead by police.

Zaghba, Butt and Redouane drove a hired van into pedestrians on London Bridge at 21:58 BST on before stabbing people in the area around Borough Market.

Armed officers killed all three within eight minutes of receiving a 999 call.

In other developments:

  • All 12 people arrested on Sunday after the attack have now been released without charge
  • The Metropolitan Police said a 27-year-old man had been arrested in Barking on Tuesday in connection with the investigation
  • A property in Ilford, east London, was also searched by police at about 01:30 BST, but no arrests had been made, the Met said
  • The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will visit injured members of the public at the Royal London Hospital
  • NHS England said 36 people remained in hospital, with 18 in a critical condition

Ms Boden worked as a staff nurse at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London. Her family described her in a statement as an “outgoing, kind and generous person”.

“We are so proud of Kirsty’s brave actions which demonstrate how selfless, caring and heroic she was, not only on that night, but throughout all of her life,” they added.


BBC News

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