The three Islamists who killed eight people after driving a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and then attacking nearby revellers had initially tried to hire a 7.5 tonne (8.3 ton) truck, the head of the UK capital’s counter-terrorism unit said on Friday. Commander Dean Haydon also revealed that the men had a stockpile of petrol bombs in the back of their van and carried out their deadly attack with pink ceramic knives. Officers also discovered a Koran in their safe house, opened at a page on martyrdom. The discoveries, especially of the plan to hire a truck, suggested ...
London Bridge attackers had tried to hire a truck
Last July's attack in Nice, France, when a 19-tonne truck was driven into crowds, killing 86 people
Michael Holden Last Updated at June 10, 2017 20:53 IST