Who were London Bridge terrorists? The jihadi TFL worker and pastry chef who killed seven innocent victims in murderous rampage
Dressed in a London Underground hi-vis jacket and flicking the V sign at the camera, Khuram Butt poses next to train tracks at West Kensington station.
This image was taken last May – just over a year before Butt and two other terrorists launched a deadly rampage at London Bridge and Borough Market.
The 27-year-old, who used to work for the transport system as a trainee customer services assistant, was known to both police and MI5.
He was investigated by officers in 2015 but they found no evidence of attack planning and he was "prioritised in the lower echelons of our investigative work", Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer said last night.
This is despite him having previously appeared in a Channel 4 documentary about jihadis in the UK, in which he unfurled an ISIS flag with others.
Butt, who was shot dead by cops during Saturday night’s rampage, reportedly worked at Westminster Tube station, near Big Ben in central London.
He had access to the tunnels beneath the Houses of Parliament, and also worked at Canada Water station in the Docklands, the Daily Mail reports.
Transport for London (TfL) confirmed Butt worked as a trainee for London Underground for just under six months, leaving in October last year.
He was reportedly sacked for his poor attendance – not his extremist views.
The jihadi, who also previously worked for KFC and as a security guard, was one of three terrorists who mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge.
The attackers then stabbed bystanders ‘at random’ at the nearby market.
Seven people were killed in the horror attack, while 49 others were injured.
Pastry chef Rachid Redouane has been identified as the second terrorist in the atrocity, which was the worst terror attack to hit London since 7/7.
He made a secret trip to his estranged wife Charisse O’Leary’s flat to say his last goodbyes to his baby daughter just hours before the incident.
The identity of the third terrorist is currently unconfirmed. This morning, Corriere Della Sera website reported him to be Italian Youssef Zaghba.
Police have asked people with information about any of the three attackers to come forward in the wake of the devastating attack.
Below, we look at what we know about the terrorists so far…
Butt, from Barking, east London, unfurled an ISIS flag with others on national television in a Channel 4 documentary about UK-based jihadis last year.
He was also reported to police twice.
Nicknamed "Abz", Butt is believed to have led the trio who ploughed into pedestrians before stabbing revellers in pubs and bars on Saturday.
Born in Pakistan, the former KFC worker was known to police after associating with extremist Muslim preachers.
In 2016, he appeared in the documentary "The Jihadis Next Door" alongside a notorious preacher as they prayed to an Islamic State flag in a London park.
A complaint was made about them and the documentary showed them in a confrontation with police on a footpath.
At least two individuals have claimed they reported Butt to the anti-terrorist hotline as his radical views emerged over the last two years.
The brother-in-law of the attacker told The Sun: "We haven’t been told what’s going on. We just want to grieve in peace."
It is understood the killer was a home-grown jihadi who came from Pakistan as a child but was brought up in the UK.
But in recent years he had become increasingly radical and was twice reported to anti-terror authorities, it has been claimed.
The revelations will put further pressure on Britain’s security services after Manchester bomber Salman Abedi also appeared to have slipped through the net before carrying out the atrocity.
Butt was well-known in his local community, with one mother claiming she confronted him for trying to brainwash her children with extremist religious views in a park.
A neighbour said he immediately noticed the Arsenal away shirt Butt was wearing after being shot dead by police outside the Wheatsheaf pub on Saturday night.
He said: "I looked on Twitter and saw one of the terrorists who had been shot by police and he looked 90 per cent like my neighbour – he was even wearing the same Arsenal shirt that I had seen him in at 5pm that evening."
Officers unleashed a hail of bullets after the trio used a hired van to mow down pedestrians on one of the capital’s busiest bridges.
They then leapt from the vehicle and began knifing people at random in bars and restaurants.
Butt lived in a block of flats with his wife and two young children which was raided by police early on Sunday.
Ken Chigbo, 26, who lives in the same building, described him as "really sociable" and said the killer had invited him to a barbecue just last week.
"I know he was quite a devout Muslim, I heard him talking about the Koran," said Mr Chigbo.
"He would preach to young Muslims at the flat.
"Sometimes up to six people quite regularly.”
An online CV suggests the attacker worked for Transport for London and took a course in teaching English as a foreign language.
He also worked at fast-food chain KFC but quit around two years ago, according to a friend.
One pal told The Sun: "Back then he had a reputation for being a bit shady and taking drugs.
"But all that changed when he became radicalised.
"He began stopping his neighbours in the street and asking them if they had been saying their prayers and when they had been to the mosque."
One man who knew the killer told the BBC he had become so concerned by his extremist views he rang the anti-terrorist hotline.
He claimed the attacker was not arrested and was allowed to keep his passport.
Erica Gasparri, 42, said she had also raised concerns.
She said Abz would sit in a park opposite Northbury Primary School in Barking with two other men and talk to local children.
The mum-of-three said he would offer the kids sweets and claim edto be "teaching them about religion".
Another local who knew the attacker said he was kicked out of a mosque last year for supporting ISIS.
Redouane made a secret trip to say his last goodbyes to his baby daughter just hours before the London Bridge atrocity.
The killer cradled 17-month-old Amina in his arms during the visit to estranged wife Charisse O’Leary’s flat.
He arrived shortly after Charisse, 38, returned from a barbecue at a friend’s house.
The jihadist signed into the visitor’s register at reception shortly before 7pm.
Three hours later, at 10.08pm, the pastry chef and two other jihadists launched the worst terror attack to hit London since 7/7.
Redouane was yesterday named by police as being part of the attack.
The Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command said the attacker, also from Barking in east London, had claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan.
He is listed as being 30 years old, with a birth date of July 31, 1986, but added that he had also used the name Rachid Elkhdar, with a different date of birth of July 31, 1991, putting him at 25 years old.
He is believed to have been identified from an Irish ID card found in his pocket after he was executed by armed cops and had previously been living in Dublin.
The Garda National Immigration Bureau are now checking records to establish the terrorist’s residence and martial status during his time here.
It is believed he was living in the Rathmines area of the capital with his Scottish wife but he was not known to police or MI5 in the UK.
The Guardian reports that he had moved to Ireland five years ago after marrying former partner Charisse and was seen here as recently as three months ago.
Charisse, 38, was among 12 people arrested by terror police on Sunday morning after the blew the door of her apartment off.
She was heard pleading “don’t shoot, don’t shoot” as officers stormed the property.
The couple have a one-year-old daughter, who was with her when she was arrested.
A neighbour claimed Redouane visited the flat to see his daughter just hours before the launching the bloody atrocity at the weekend.
According to the Corriere Della Sera website, Italian Youssef Zaghba is the third man behind Saturday’s atrocity.
Further details are currently unclear.