Unic Press UK: The three terrorists who rode in a van that smashed, killing many and stabbing several others with knives in London Bridge and at the nearby Borough Market on Saturday, the 3rd June 2017, had tried to hire a 7.5-tonne truck for their terror operation, the Metropolitan Police said.
Commander Dean Haydon, head of the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, said:
“We’ve been working round the clock to understand what these men did in the lead-up to the attack…. Morning of Saturday, 3 June: Butt attempts to hire a 7.5 tonne lorry online but does not provide payment details and the rental does not go ahead. Evening of Saturday, 4 June: Butt hires a white Renault van, using a recently-activated mobile phone. The booking is for the period 17.50hrs on Saturday, 3 June to 10.00hrs Sunday, 4 June. A text is received on Butt’s phone, confirming the vehicle hire at 17.47hrs.” (9th June 2017)
At least six people were killed when the three terrorists attacked members of the public on Saturday, the 3rd June 2017.
The terrorists on board a car running at high speed hit innocent pedestrians in London Bridge; they also stabbed many people in the nearby Borough Market.
Armed officers responded promptly to the terror attack, killing the terrorists within eight minutes of receiving an emergency call.
London Ambulance Service and paramedics also responded promptly, treating many and taking many victims to hospital.