London Attackers: Two attackers named as Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane

London Bridge was the scene of a horrific attack on Saturday, Britain's third major attack in three months

Barking was the scene of raids yesterday, following Saturday's attack on London Bridge

Monday, June 5, 2017

Two of the three men who launched a terrorist attack on London Bridge on Saturday have been named by police.

The pair have been named as Khuram Shazad Butt, 27, and Rachid Redouane, 30, both from Barking, east London.

Butt was a British citizen born in Pakistan, while Redouane had claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan, according to a police statement. Redouane had also used the name Rachid Elkhdar.

Butt was known to both police and MI5, but there was no prior evidence the attack was being planned. Redouane was not known to police prior to Saturday's attack.

Mark Rowley, assistant commissioner for the Met, said:  “I would urge anyone with information about these men, their movements in the days and hours before the attack and the places they frequented to come forward. 

“The police and our partners are doing everything we can across the country to help prevent further attacks and protect the public from harm."

Barking was the scene of a dramatic police raid yesterday as several people were seen lying face down on the ground, just hours after London was rocked by the attacks on Saturday evening.

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack, although the relationship the two men had with the group is unclear.