London Bridge attackers deaths deemed lawful

The three attackers, who killed eight people in their terrorist attack on London Bridge in 2017, were lawfully killed by police, an inquest has found.

Jurors concluded that the attackers, Khuram Butt, 27, Rachid Redouane, 30, and Youssef Zaghba, 22, ‘ignored clear warning shouts’ from the police, after killing pedestrians on the bridge and around Borough Market.

The attackers were shot dead by firearms officers less than 10 minutes after the attack began.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick welcomed the verdict and paid tribute to the 'tremendous courage and professionalism' shown by armed officers on the night of the attack.


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