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British police arrest man in London Bridge attack investigation

Eight people were killed in the attack, including a Frenchman whose body was found in the river Thames on Tuesday, and 48 people were hospitalised. All three of the assailants were shot dead.

The Italian daily Corriere della Sera yesterday reported that Zaghba had been stopped in Italy while trying to go to Syria on March 15 previous year. "It's as if I were ashamed to say 'I'm also a mother, I'm also suffering'". "And this happened in England, absolutely".

In a separate investigation not linked to the London Bridge attacks, officers backed up by armed police arrested three men in east London on Thursday on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism.

One of the attackers, Butt, had appeared in a documentary "The Jihadis Next Door" and was known to investigators but police said he was not believed to be plotting an attack.

Butt was the office manager according to a statement from Auriga Holdings, the holding company.

Italian authorities said he was put on a Europe-wide terror watchlist after the incident, with information shared with MI5.

Counter-terror agencies are already facing intense scrutiny after it was revealed Butt had been known to security services. I always said there were frightful things that they didn't show him. However, she said she and the police assumed he wanted to eventually go to Syria, given he only had a one-way ticket to Istanbul and a small backpack. But he successfully got them back after a court determined there wasn't enough evidence to arrest him.

Italian authorities said Zaghba had been stopped and questioned in Italy but had not been charged with any crime.

The minister did not identify the new victim, but reports said it was Sebastien Belanger, 36.

She had tried to keep her son from falling under the sway of Islamic State ideology. Collina lives near the northern city of Bologna.

The investigation into Butt involved a "full package" of investigatory measures. One of those they were most concerned about was Butt. "We will do our very best to try and keep them safe", he told local media.

Searches were underway at the residential property and a business address in Ilford, the latest in a series of raids since the weekend assault.

It brings the total number of people in custody to five. British officials declined to comment on why his asylum request was denied.

In what it said was an unprecedented move, the Muslim Council of Britain said more than 130 imams and other religious leaders had refused to perform the funeral prayer for the attackers.