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How do I hire a van? Khuram Butt asked neighbors hours before London attack

Said they need to counter plots by people who came onto their radar but were not considered a threat

Reuters  |  London 

Just hours before Khuram Butt and two accomplices drove a rented van into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed people nearby, he was asking neighbours where he could hire a vehicle. One of the neighbours, Ikenna Chigbo, said he recognised Butt from a photo issued by British police following Saturday night's attack in the capital which killed seven and injured nearly 50. Chigbo told Reuters that the man he knew as "Abz" had shown interest in a van he had rented. "I was in the process of moving house, he was looking at the van, asking me where I hired ...

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First Published: Tue, June 06 2017. 10:30 IST