London attack: 12 arrested in Barking after van and knife attack

London attack: 12 arrested in Barking after van and knife attack

London attack: 12 arrested in Barking after van and knife attack

Written by Mayooran Kantharvel

05 Jun, 2017 | 8:48 am

Twelve people have been arrested after the London terror attack which left seven people dead and 48 injured.

The arrests in Barking, east London, followed a raid at a flat belonging to one of the three attackers.

A van hit pedestrians on London Bridge at 21:58 BST on Saturday.

Three men then got out and stabbed people in nearby Borough Market.

The attackers were shot dead by eight officers who fired 50 bullets. A member of the public was accidentally shot.

Of the 12 people who were arrested, seven are women. A 55-year-old man was later released without charge.

Meanwhile, Canadian national Chrissy Archibald has been named by Canadian broadcaster CTV as the first victim of the attack.

A statement from her family said she “believed strongly that every person was to be valued and respected”.

It said she had worked in a homeless shelter until she moved to Europe to be with her fiance.

The so-called Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

-BBC

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