May faces election heat over police cuts

British Prime Minister Theresa May

Counterterrorism investigators searched two more homes on Monday and detained "a number" of people.

"They are unable to formally identify him until the coroner's report begins tomorrow".

Khuram Shazad Butt was 27 and a British citizen born in Pakistan, police said in a statement.

Redouane, 30, who also lived in Barking, claimed to be Moroccan-Libyan. Inquiries are ongoing to confirm the identity of their accomplice, police said.

However, Sadiq Khan did not reply to Trump's attack but instead a spokesman for the mayor said that Khan "has more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump's ill-informed tweet that deliberately takes out of context his remarks urging Londoners not to be alarmed when they saw more police - including armed officers - on the streets".

He said many people were "very anxious that she was at the Home Office for all this time, presided over these cuts in police numbers, and now is saying that we have a problem".

She said: "He is broken into a million pieces". He led the three who ploughed into pedestrians before stabbing people in pubs, bars and restaurants. "We know people become anxious after these bad crimes and we want to show we stand with them". Others who had been arrested were released without being charged. "We have given increased powers to the police to be able to deal with terrorists, powers which Jeremy Corbyn has boasted he has always opposed", she said.

Archibald was originally from Castlebar, British Columbia, but also held French citizenship and had moved to Europe with her fiancé, Tyler Ferguson.

"We believe we are experiencing a new trend in the threat we face, as terrorism breeds terrorism", May said.

Over the weekend, Trump leveled an inaccurate criticism of Mayor Khan, saying the mayor was telling people there was "no reason to be alarmed" about the attack.

Khan said the ideology represented by the three attackers who killed seven people was a perversion of Islam, while Mak Chishty, a senior officer at Scotland Yard, read out a statement surrounded by community leaders, noting that Muslims faced attacks every time a terror strike occurred.

Trump's comments drew widespread scorn in Britain but the USA leader went on the attack again on Monday, saying in a tweet: "Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his "no reason to be alarmed" statement. MSM is working hard to sell it!".

Rubin, who runs the Post's Right Turn blog, also cited the president's tweets toward London Mayor Sadiq Khan. The Hilton Hotel in Tower Bridge is reported to have accommodated dozens of people in its lobby on the night of the attack.

Rachid is believed to be the attacker who was carrying an ID card issued in Ireland when he was shot dead.

The Amaq news agency, which is affiliated with the IS group, said the attacks were carried out by "a detachment of fighters from Islamic State".

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick told the BBC that police seized a "huge amount" of forensic material and evidence from the van and in the raids.

"We grieve the loss of our lovely, loving daughter and sister".

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that he was "heartbroken" to learn of Archibald's death.

Campaigning resumed yesterday after being suspended for a day.

A vigil to honor the victims was due to take place at 6 p.m. (1700 GMT) at Potters Fields Park near London City Hall, which stands by the River Thames, a short walk from London Bridge.

May referred to the three terror attacks in the United Kingdom during the last three months, saying "we can not deny that the threat from Islamist extremism is one of the gravest we face".

"It's what she would have wanted", Ferguson Rowe said.

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