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questions tonight about how one of the london bridge attackers slipped through the net after police reveal he was known to them and to mi5. two of the three attackers are named. khuram butt and rachid redouane both lived in barking. why are you touching me for? khuram butt was known to have supported a banned islamist extremist group and had been reported to the anti—terror hotline. as police raid more addresses in dagenham, the head of the met says the terror strategy needs to be reviewed. all of us need to look at the overall strategy, the tactics, the resourcing and, indeed, what we are doing with and in our communities. the victims of the attack. james mcmullan had been out drinking with friends, his sister believes he's among the dead. while our pain will never diminish, it is important for us to all carry on with our lives, in direct opposition to those who try and destroy us. theresa may is accused ofjeopardising national security
by cutting police numbers, she accusesjeremy corbyn of being soft on terrorism. we'll be looking at whether the police and security services could have done more to stop the killings on saturday, when one of the attackers was already known to them. also tonight. the first funeral of those killed in the manchester attack — 14—year—old eilidh macleod in barra in the outer hebrides. six arab states cut diplomatic ties with qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism. "last of the summer wine" theme. and the actor peter sallis, of the last of the summer wine and the voice of wallace in wallace and gromit, has died. good evening.
two of the three attackers on london bridge on saturday night have been named by the police. khuram butt, 27 years old, british, living in barking, was known to the police and mi5. he had been a supporter of a banned islamist extremist group and had been reported to the anti—terrorist hotline by suspicious neighbours. but the police say they had no intelligence to suggest he was planning saturday night's attack. one other attacker was named — rachid redouane who was 30 and claimed to be moroccan/libyan and also lived in barking — the police say he had not previously come to their attention. tonight, questions as to why khuram butt in particular was not a greater priority for the security services and how they missed a plot that has killed seven people. our home editor mark easton has more. they knew him. one of the three men
who murdered seven people in london on saturday night was well—known to police and mi5 as an extremist. the group display the black flag of islam. khuram butt featured in a channel 4 islam. khuram butt featured in a channel a documentary last year on radical militants in britain, the title, the jihadis radical militants in britain, the title, thejihadis next door. so how did he go on to kill until counterterrorism officers shot him? please confirm the names of two attackers, khuram butt, a 27—year—old from a british pakistani family, married with two children including a young baby and in the last few years he worked for kentucky fried chicken and was a customer service kentucky fried chicken and was a customer service advisor at transport for london. less is known about rachid redouane. police and security services say that he was unknown to them before the attack but he was understood to be 30 years old, claiming to have libyan or
moroccan background. until last year he lived in dublin with a scottish partner but according to irish prime minister and a kenny he was not known to the security services. we have a small number of people in ireland who are being monitored and observed in respect of radicalisation and matters like that. in this case, these facts are being chased but my understanding is that this individual was not a member of that small group. what are you touching me for? khuram butt, though, was very much on the uk security services' radar and there will be questions about how someone with such well—known extremist views could carry out such a murderous attack on the streets of london. security barriers appeared on some london bridge is overnight as london bridge itself reopened to people heading in and out of the square mile. london is getting back to normal. this bunch of flowers is almost the only sign of the carnage that was here on monday and bridge
on saturday night and into sunday morning but a huge police and security operation is continuing, trying to map the network of people behind the ideas that spawned mass murder on london's streets. bouquets at the border of what is now a huge crime scene at the heart of the capital. tense marking the places in borough market where people felt, forensic officers gathering clues and evidence. this afternoon the commission of the metropolitan police visited the area with the mayor of london. it is deeply, deeply chilling and horribly sad to see what we have just seen, and to think about the barbarous acts on saturday night. we saw extraordinary courage, extraordinary professionalism and extraordinary compassion from our public servants. political and religious leaders,
emergency service workers as well as thousands of ordinary londoners attended a vigil in a public park this evening, a short distance from where the attacks occurred. as a proud and patriotic british muslim, i say this. you do not commit these is dusting acts in my name. —— these disgusting acts. and you will never succeed in dividing our city. people came to remember, to unite and to give thanks. but if they also came to seek answers as to how this attack could have happened, tonight, they seemed to be more questions. —— there seemed to be. today a neighbour of the london bridge attacker khuram butt told the bbc how he saw him driving around in the van used in the attack, on the day before it happened. our special correspondent ed thomas has the latest on the investigation. more raids and more searches. this
was a garage in east london this morning, surrounded by police. for a second day, forensic teams look for clues inside the home of one of the three london attackers. this man, khuram butt. he was 27 and a father of two young children. born in pakistan, raised in london. he worked on the london underground. he turned to islamist extremism. my kids loved playing with him. this lady is a neighbour who said that he was well—known but now he feels —— she feels fooled. he was nice to the kids. i was blind. she feels fooled. he was nice to the kids. iwas blind. scary, she feels fooled. he was nice to the kids. i was blind. scary, we have children playing near. benjamin said hello to khuram butt, even on the day of the attack. yes, i can
rememberseeing him. day of the attack. yes, i can remember seeing him. what was he like? he was quiet. what was he wearing? arsenalt-shirt. was he calm when you saw him on saturday? yeah he was calm. michael watched police moving into his neighbour's house. we thought he was moving out because he was parked in a middle—of—the—road. because he was parked in a middle-of-the-road. he also watched the london attacker in the white van speeding up and down their street. what was his van doing? it screeched up, they drove really fast and another car was behind him, a red car. so it was speeding up and braking? braking on the bend. not just known to his neighbours, khuram butt was known to mi5 and counterterrorism police as an extremist. he wasn't happy with how
women were dressed. this teenager new khuram butt, they speak in parks and ina new khuram butt, they speak in parks and in a nearby mosque. he didn't wa nt to and in a nearby mosque. he didn't want to show his face and asked us to protect his identity. he would talk about syria, afghanistan, getting bombed. he said that they would debate syria, iraq and islamic state. do you think he was trying to radicalise you? not sure. i wouldn't want to turn out like a bad person, i wouldn't want to do that kind of thing. tonight, the searches continued to reveal the truth behind the enemy within. ed thomas, bbc news, barking. in the last few minutes scotland ya rd have in the last few minutes scotland yard have announced that all 12 people arrested in connection with the london bridge attack have been
released without charge. we can talk to our security correspondent to get more. how is it that the police and mi5, mi5, rather, appeared to work galal —— appeared to allow one of the attackers, khuram butt, through their grasp? there are questions about why he was not watched. he was known to authorities and appeared in documentaries about extremists, he had been reported by other people because of their concerns and was even linked to a group, alhaji maroon, where people were involved in terrorism. he was looked at by mis but in terrorism. he was looked at by mi5 but when they looked at him a couple of years ago they saw no signs of him planning an attack. he was kept under investigation. you may think that means you are being under surveillance all the time, but that isn't the reality unless you're at the very top tier of targets because there are 3000 people under
investigation and there aren't the resources to do that. that kind of intensive surveillance only comes if they think you are planning an attack and in this case they saw no signs of that until it was too late. many people may say that given the events of saturday, he should be in the top tier of people they were looking at. is there any sense of concern, reviewing the strategy of the security services?” concern, reviewing the strategy of the security services? i think there is concern, some people are rattled about what happened. people thought that britain had built a pretty effective counterterrorism machine that was running at full tilt but was effectively disrupting plots but we've had three in three months where individuals were known to the authorities. there has been a lot of political talk today about resources and police numbers but in the counterterrorism world they are thinking about the strategy. do they need to change how they operate, do they need to go back and review people to see if the threat profile
has changed ? people to see if the threat profile has changed? do they need to look at how information from beginning it is dealt with? they are the kind of ha rd dealt with? they are the kind of hard questions i think they are asking and will be asking going forward. some soul—searching, and they know that they need to deal with the threat that is still very much there. thank you forjoining us. the sister of a man who's been missing following the london bridge attack says she believes that he was killed. melissa mcmullan, whose brother james was last seen outside one of the pubs struck by the attackers, said her pain "would never diminish". our special correspondent, lucy manning was speaking to her. melissa mcmullan hasjust had the news no sister wants to hear. she now believes her brother, james, was murdered in the london bridge attack. this morning we received news from the police that my brother's bank card was found on one of the bodies from saturday night's brutal attack. while our pain will never diminish, it is important for us to all carry on with our lives in direct
opposition to all those who would try to destroy ours. james was 32 years old, from london, on a night out with friends in a pub on borough high street, when he popped outside for a cigarette. despite the anguish, the tears, melissa wanted to speak, to let everyone know what her big brother was like. there will only ever be one james. nowhere else will you find such humour and unique personality, with someone who puts friends and family above all else. he was an inspiration. melissa, how would you describe your brother? loving and caring. and no one could ever replace my brother. the friends who were with james on saturday night supported melissa as she left saint thomas' hospital this afternoon, all heartbroken. andy, you were with him on saturday night, he was having fun? oh, yeah, his normal, hilarious self.
he was always the life of the party. yeah, watching the football, james hates the football, he was always outside going for a cigarette, because he just didn't want to watch it with us. it was just a great night. what do you make of what has happened to your friend? it's just an absolute disgrace. and i can't even put into words how much... yeah, like, why? what's the point? it doesn't achieve anything. all you're doing is breeding hate. more than anything, melissa says her son will desperately miss his uncle james. my little boy loved him so, so much. he was always so excited to see him when he could. and they used to spend hours being silly, taking silly photos of each other, messing around. he was so good with him. a canadian woman has become the first of the seven victims of saturday's attack to be officially named.
she was christine archibald, who was visiting london for the first time with her fiance. this report from our special correspondent allan little on the victims of saturday's attack. the faces of those caught up in the attack reflect the character of london — diverse, global, a magnet drawing youth and energy from around the world. chrissy archibald, who was 30 and from canada, was walking on london bridge with herfiance, tyler ferguson, when she was struck by the killers' van. he heard tyres screeching, and he looked back, and hejust saw the mayhem that was going on, and the van hitting people. and then he ran up and tried cpr on her, and she passed in his arms. her family said she would not have understood the callous cruelty with which she was killed. the french foreign ministry said one french citizen had been murdered, and eight others injured. a further two french nationals remain unaccounted for.
candice hedge was one of four australians injured. she was stabbed in the throat, and is now recovering in hospital. she was hiding at the time, and the guy, you know, got her, and just kind of stabbed her in the neck somewhere. that's really all i know. i was really, really scared. but, yeah, i eventually got onto the hospital, and they spoke to me, and they said, yeah, she's fine now. she's going to be ok, that's the main thing. daniel o'neill, who's 23, suffered a seven—inch wound to the abdomen. his life was saved by a friend, who stopped the bleeding by applying a tourniquet. geoff ho, a journalist, was stabbed while trying to stop an attack on someone else. "i don't know whether it was stupid or noble", he said on facebook, "but that wasn't going to happen on my watch". oliver dowling from new zealand needed four hours of surgery. his french girlfriend, marie bondeville, was also injured, and is in a different london hospital. brett freeman, who is from
east london, is a father of three, and was stabbed four times. a friend posted this picture on social media, with the words, "he's a soldier." 18 people remain critically ill, most of those who died have yet to be named. the list of those killed and injured reflects the character of a global city. an attack in london sends its anguish around the world. 36 people are currently being cared for in london hospitals with 18 remaining in a critical condition. our health correspondent sophie hutchinson is outside kings college hospital where many of the injured are being treated. what can you tell us about the latest? this is one of five london hospitals treating some of the injured from saturday night's terror attack. kings college hospital in south—east london is a major trauma centre. it's treating 14 of the
victims. there are another 12 being treated at the royal london hospital, four at saint thomas hospital, four at saint thomas hospital, four at university college hospital, four at university college hospital and two at saint mary ‘s hospitals. a total of 48 people were taken to hospital during the attack, 36 remain in hospital and their injuries are thought to range from the trauma of being hit by the van on london bridge has some very severe sta b on london bridge has some very severe stab wounds. a doctor told the bbc today the patients he had seen, he said, of the people that we re seen, he said, of the people that were stabbed, they were stabbed with a clear intent to kill. he also said those victims he saw were so shocked that they couldn't speak. it is perhaps some measure of the brutality of this attack that out of half of all of those in hospital tonight, 18 people need critical care. thank you.
there are just three days to go before the election — and the terror attack has sparked off heated arguments about security policy. the prime minister has been accused of cutting police numbers during her tine as home secretary. for her part, theresa may insists the metropolitan police is well resourced and has accused jeremy corbyn of failing to support measures to tackle terrorism. laura kuenssberg reports on the political reaction. raising the stakes, but is she raising her game? theresa may called for a new attitude in a new era of terrorist threats. she hopes leadership is her strength, but experience haunts her, too. because of the changing nature of the threat we face, we need to review our counterterrorism strategy to make sure the police and security services have all the powers they need. if that means increasing the length of custodial sentences for terrorism—related offences, even apparently less serious offences, that is what we will do. they may be uncomfortable for some to contemplate, but nothing is more important than keeping our country safe. she's promised tighter rules
for internet providers and a review of counterterror, too, but again and again she was pressed on falling police budgets and falling numbers, too. on your watch as home secretary, the number of armed police officers fell, it's still lower than it was in 2010. the number of officers fell in total by 20,000, as we've been hearing. and also control orders that monitor terrorists were watered down. would it not be leadership to say that you would reverse those cuts? we have enhanced the powers for the police, we've ensured that the security and intelligence agencies have the powers that they need, but it's not just about resource, it's about the powers people have. the independent former terror watchdog agreed. do you think that police cuts and the squeeze on the home office budget has made a difference? i think this is a completely misleading argument and the prime minister is right about it. the cuts in community policing are a legitimate issue to raise in the election,
but they are nothing to do with terrorism. not everyone agrees, and crowds rushed to hear jeremy corbyn in the rain in gateshead tonight, and his attack on police cuts and a promise to end austerity. what we're saying is it's time for a change. cheering. jeremy corbyn's application for the biggestjob in the land is to restore cuts to public services. will you take me on as an apprentice in your company? well, i'd have to see your grades first. having seemed to call for theresa may to resign before clarifying, jeremy corbyn says he'd consider any request from the security services for more power. one is more police, that's absolutely essential. secondly, more intelligence on the operations that are necessary to prevent a terror attack taking place. the reports will have to be looked at. and also, the home office should release its report on funding of terrorist organisations,
which it's been sitting on and not released for a very long time. despite the usual energetic photocalls, the weekend attacks have refocused this campaign. there must be a determination across all of the parties to challenge robustly extremism in all of its forms. but as we do that, we've got to make sure we pull people together. 0k, right, let's do it. and the lib dems are cautious about any increase in surveillance. theresa may, who has made a choice to give away corporation tax cuts to very wealthy corporations, and at the same time to cut funding for the police. with the choice just days away, the discussions are nearly done, but the closing phase of this campaign is a fundamentally different shape to when it all began. and the question on the table now, the most basic of all — who will you trust to keep the country safe? the tories hope the prime minister's experience will land her back in power. her record could trip her up, too.
a statement issued by muslim leaders in london says questions need to be asked about how extremism and hatred can take hold within their own communities. the archbishop of canterbury, justin welby, has added that it is wrong to argue, as some politicians have done, that saturday's attack has nothing to do with islam. reeta chakrabarti reports now on tackling extremism. leaders in search of answers. these men, senior british muslims, appalled at what's been done in their religion's name, made this play. every time a terrorist attack ta kes pla ce play. every time a terrorist attack takes place muslim communities either face takes place muslim communities eitherface orfear a takes place muslim communities either face or fear a backlash against them. the muslim community appeals to all sections within their own communities to root out the scourge own communities to root out the scourge of terrorism, which hides amongst their own people. and
masquerades as is lamb. it was the same message from lambeth palace. —— islam. the archbishop of canterbury said senior christian figures had to lead if attacks took place in the name of christianity and muslims had to do the same. by saying it's not pa rt to do the same. by saying it's not part of christianity or whatever, is lahm, we avoid the hard questions of where does this come from, how is the world view that some parts of our own faith tradition presents, so perverted from the truth of the faith that it makes this possible. these appeals are being made from on high, but how will they go down on the ground, in the families and communities they are intended for? islamist extremism is seen as twist of the religion it's tough, but who should root it out? some say loudly
that muslim leaders have to do more, but some of those leaders are saying this is a problem they've grappled with four years. at least london mosque, some worshippers say they saw one of the london attackers, khuram butt, leafleting outside. he was never a member and the chain and says they've been trying to stop extremists like him 4—2 decades. we've had people coming to the mosque and wanting to impose themselves and their ideology and their thinking, themselves and their ideology and theirthinking, particularly themselves and their ideology and their thinking, particularly with young be bought, which is a very narrow and skewed view and we've had to say no, this is not what islam teaches. rashid wasjust to say no, this is not what islam teaches. rashid was just 19 to say no, this is not what islam teaches. rashid wasjust 19 when he was killed in syria fighting for self styled islamic state. his mother has set up a support group to try to deal with radicalisation and she questions how much organisations can do. mosques are easy targets but it doesn't mean they are radicalised
in mosques. once they have pinpointed somebody vulnerable, they ta ke pinpointed somebody vulnerable, they take them out of the mosque because they won't do it within the mosque. it's the same with colleges and schools and universities. they will ta ke schools and universities. they will take them outside. once they've gone to hook them in, they take them outside into places where they are more secretive. today has seen soul—searching and a strong repudiates and of extremism. in an unprecedented move, over 130 muslim leaders are refusing to perform funeral prayers for the london attackers and calling on others to do the same. president trump has taken to twitter again to criticise the london mayor, sadiq khan, over his assurances to people after the london attack. the president originally hit out at mr khan hours after the events on london bridge. twitter storms roll in early at this
white house. while the rest of the world was commit a rating with london, the president was going after the mayor, suggesting there was no reason to be alarmed about the terror attacks, but that was taking the words out of context. sadiq khan had said there was no reason to be alarmed by the additional armed police. reason to be alarmed by the additionalarmed police. forward reason to be alarmed by the additional armed police. forward 24 hours and was the president apologising? not a bit of it. he was intensifying the attack. he wrote... this evening at the vigil for those killed and injured in saturday's attack, the mayor responded in this way. we have to recognise some people want to divide our communities, some people thrive on bute and division. that's not me or anyone i know. we want allow anyone to divide our communities. and there
was solidarity among city mayors.|j don't understand why donald trump is trying to undermine a man who is trying to undermine a man who is trying to undermine a man who is trying to protect the people of london. it makes no sense. sadiq khan is an exemplary mayor and the mayor of the city of ten of our closest allies. another extraordinary day and another extraordinary day and another extraordinary call from one of the president's closest advisers. kelly and conway said the media should stop obsessing about donald trump's tweets. in other words, we shouldn't ta ke tweets. in other words, we shouldn't take too seriously what the president of the usa is saying. but one thing to be taken with utmost seriousness is the state visit of the president to britain later this year, an invitation extended when to reason may was that the white house. an invitation that might be a little challenging diplomatically. —— when it to reason may was at the white
house. the first funeral of a victim of the manchester arena attack has taken place on the island of barra in the pouter hebrides. aylie macleod attended the ariana grande concert with herfriend, 15—year—old laura macintyre, who remains in hospital. as a mark of respect, the local school and businesses bagpipes. in this small island community, they said farewell. eilidh macleod's father at the head of a dignified procession, family close behind as the coffin was passed gently from hand—to—hand. as a gaelic song praising a fair—haired girl from barra played on the teenager's beloved pipes. her family wanted eilidh's funeral to be a celebration of her life — a young girl with an infectious personality who loved music, reading, and spending time with herfriends. in contrast to the hate that
took her life, eilidh's life was a testament to the world of love, of innocence, kindness, and of faith. her influence lives on through all the lives that she ever touched. death has been profound. her family said most of her happiest times were spent with friends and family on these islands. they are glad to have her back home among those she loved so much. then, a finaljourney across the causeway