12 arrested from Barking,East London for Saturday's knife attack
June 5 , 2017
The so-called Islamic State has claimed responsibility for Saturday’s attack. Prime Minister Theresa May has already responded strongly saying “enough was enough” and assured of stronger counter-terror measures, as the government gets set for the forthcoming elections on Thursday 8 June.
As per reports, Police have arrested twelve persons, including seven women, from a flat belonging to one of the attackers in Barking, East London, in response to Saturdays’ knife attack. A 55-year old man who was one of the arrested was later released without charge.
One of the dead attackers, whose flat was raided, is married with two children. More arrests are likely as Police go deeper into the investigation.
On Saturday, three attackers in a white Renault van drove into pedestrians on London Bridge before driving to the Borough Market area where they got out to begin a stabbing spree before they were shot dead. 36 people are in hospital with varying degree of injuries with 21 in critical condition.