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Police release image of knife used in London Bridge attack

11 June 2017

The bloodthirsty terrorist gang that killed eight people and injured almost 59 more near London Bridge slashed their victims with bright pink ceramic kitchen knives.

Six people are now in police custody after Metropolitan Police confirmed arresting a 27-year-old man in Ilford, East London on Friday night.The man, whose name has not been released, was detained on suspicion of preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act. Where are they from? It could be that they had plans to take the attack into a siege situation, or it might be that they saw it as protection from being shot themselves.

Since then a crowded Manchester concert featuring the pop singer Ariana Grande was hit by a bomber and three knife-wielding men in a rented van attacked civilians in and around London Bridge.

The men then abandoned the van and ran off to Borough Market where they began to stab members of the public.

Instead, the attackers settled for a van which they loaded with gravel bags to make the vehicle heavier and thus more deadly on impact, police revealed.

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Following the attack, specialist forensic officers examined the van and recovered a large quantity of items from it including: 13 wine bottles with rags wrapped around them and believed to be filled with a flammable liquid and two blow torches.

Geoff Ho, a Sunday Express journalist who was stabbed and injured in the attack, described in the newspaper how he tried to stop the attackers entering a bar packed with people.

The warped killer and his two accomplices, Redoaune, 30, and Zaghba, 22, were shot dead by police who arrived at the scene in eight minutes.

They also arrested a 28-year-old man in Barking, where the attackers had a safe house.

He said Redouane's home, an apartment in Barking, east London, was the men's safe house where they put their plot together and prepared the attack.

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He said: "I can only assume they were part of trying to cause fear among people who came across them". If you know anything about these particular types of knives, please let us know.

"Where might the attackers have bought them from", said Hayden, in an appeal for more information. At the bedsit, police discovered an English language copy of the Koran opened at a page describing martyrdom, pieces of cloth which appeared to match material wrapped around the petrol bombs, and water bottles similar to those used in the fake suicide vests.

Haydon said since last Saturday they had taken 262 statements from people from 19 different countries and numerous worldwide inquiries were ongoing relating to the attackers and the victims.

"From what I'm seeing, there is nothing that suggests at the moment that we got that wrong", Haydon said, referring to Butt.

He is thought to have driven the van, with Redouane and Zaghba in the back, into central London.

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Police release image of knife used in London Bridge attack