Tuesday, 6 June 2017

London attack 3 June 2017 - updated 6 June 2017

This is a brief round-up of coverage associated with the attack in London on 3 June. Note that I posted in real-time on my Twitter feed @garybunt, and some of that content is also below. Selected articles are here:

BBC News, London attack rolling coverage

Metro, Police arrest more ‘a number of people’ in East London in early morning raids "Scotland Yard said seven women and five men aged between 19 and 60 were arrested under the Terrorism Act in Barking on Sunday. A 55-year-old man was later released without charge." Useful time-line of events.

Sky News, Photo shows the moment armed police ended London Bridge terror attack

MCB, Statement on London attacks

Evening Standard, Mosques and Muslim leaders 'united in disgust' after London Bridge terror attack (especially for the photos)

AP,  Attack brings out the best in London’s Borough neighborhood
Standard, London Bridge attacker, known as 'Abs', was extremist who had been reported to authorities and featured in documentary "MI5 and police faced growing pressure today over whether the London Bridge murders could have been prevented after it emerged that at least one of the attackers was a known extremist who had been reported to the authorities."

Aisha Gani, Buzzfeed,  More Than 130 Imams Are Refusing To Perform Funeral Prayers For The London And Manchester Attackers "The faith leaders — including Dr Timothy Winter of University of Cambridge; Sheikha Selina Begum Ali, the director of the Beacon Institute; and Imam Qari Asim of Leeds mosque — said they will refuse to perform Salat al-Janazah due to "ethical principles which are quintessential to Islam.""
Sky News, Third London attacker named as Youssef Zaghba "He was reportedly stopped at Bologna airport in March last year while trying to take a flight to Istanbul, before potentially travelling on to Syria."