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Death toll in London attack rises to eight


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Death toll in London attack rises to eight

British police have confirmed that the death toll from Saturday’s attack on London Bridge had risen to eight.

It follows the discovery of a body in the River Thames thought to be that of 45-year-old Frenchman “Xavier Thomas“https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jun/07/london-bridge-attack-last-of-eight-victims-identified-as-xavier-thomas who has been missing since the attack.

 Meanwhile with terrorism a key issue in the UK’s election campaign Prime Minister Theresa May used the final hous before the poll to say she will change human rights laws if they “get in the way” of tackling terror suspects.

Theresa May, UK Prime Minister: “I mean doing more to restrict the freedom and movements of terrorist suspects when we have enough evidence to know they are a threat, but not enough evidence to prosecute them in full in court. And if, if our human rights laws stop us from doing it, we’ll change those laws so we can do it.”

In Italy police have said they followed correct procedures in flagging one of the London attackers to their British counterparts. Youssef Zaghba , an Italian-Moroccan national had been identified as a possible militant threat in 2016 , but the British authorities claim at the time he wasn’t a subject of interest for them.

As various missed opportunities to identify the threat posed by the three suspects continue to dog Britain’s security authorities, a 30-year-old man in Ilford in east London has become the latest individual to be arrested on suspicion of terror offenses .


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