London (June 5, 2017): Two of the men who carried out Saturday night’s terror attack in London have been named by police.
Scotland Yard said Khuram Butt, 27, from Barking, east London, was known to police and MI5 and who had born in Pakistan.
“However, there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned and the investigation had been prioritised accordingly,” police said.
The other attacker was named as Rachid Redouane, 30, from Barking.
The pair and one other man were shot dead by police after killing seven people and injuring 48.
They drove their hired van into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing people in the area around Borough Market.
A vigil is being held at Potters Field Park near London Bridge to remember the victims.
NHS England said 36 people remained in hospital, with 18 in a critical condition.
The Met Police said Butt was a British citizen born in Pakistan, while Redouane claimed to be Moroccan-Libyan.
He also used the name Rachid Elkhdar, claiming to be six years younger.
Assistant Commander Mark Rowley said: “Inquiries are ongoing to confirm the identity of their accomplice.”
He said the investigation into Butt began two years ago but “there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned and the investigation had been prioritised accordingly”.
He added: “Work is ongoing to understand more about them, their connections and whether they were assisted or supported by anyone else.”
At least seven people had killed and over 20 injured after a van ran over pedestrian on the London Bridge and stabbing incidents in Borough Market on Saturday night.