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London attack: Images of fake explosive belts released

London attack: Images of fake explosive belts released”

United Kingdom police Commander Dean Haydon, who is leading the investigation, said: "I have not seen this tactic in the United Kingdom before where terrorists create maximum fear by strapping fake explosives to themselves".

Each belt had three disposable water bottles covered in masking tape attached to them.

Armed officers fired nearly 50 rounds, killing three attackers who had plowed a rented van into pedestrians on the bridge, killing three, then jumped out and stabbed Saturday night revelers in Borough Market, an area packed with bars and restaurants.

"We had some updates on the radio about at least three men attacking people with knives, but it wasn't really a clear situation and we were not really sure what to expect", Inspector Jim Cole, 41, said in an account released by London's Metropolitan Police Service early Sunday.

People sit outside the George pub in Borough High Street, London, one week after the terrorist attack on nearby London Bridge and Borough Market, Saturday, June 10, 2017.

Haydon praised the bravery of police officers and members of the public who tackled the men, saying the vests would have been clearly visible.

Police said they were designed to create "maximum fear".

The London Bridge terrorists tried to hire a 7.5-tonne lorry online on the morning of their attack, police have revealed.

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There they found evidence that linked it to the attack and an English-language copy of the Koran, open at a page describing martyrdom, said Commander Haydon.

London police have released photos of the fake suicide belts worn by the London Bridge terrorists. It was also recently discovered that the attackers had previously planned to rent a truck instead of a van and were prepared to use Molotov cocktails. Where might the attackers have bought them?

Londoners tweeted about #NightForLondon from a variety of venues, both near the site of the attack last week and further afield, showing their meals, full glasses and surroundings. All money raised will go to the British Red Cross UK Solidarity Fund, to help victims of terror attacks and their families anywhere in Britain.

Investigators have spoken to 262 people from 19 different countries in connection with the probe, 78 of whom are "significant" witnesses.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command were searching the address and another in Barking where a 28-year-old man was arrested on Saturday.

Three 12-inch pink ceramic kitchen knives were found with tape around the handles and leather straps attached to them to keep the weapons on the attackers' wrists.

Inspector Jim Cole said he and his team were about to clock off at Peckham police station when the call came in.



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