Irish police arrest two men linked to London Bridge attacker

Michele Moreno
June 7, 2017

The first, arrested in the southwest county of Limerick, was released without charge.

He is being questioned about documentation connected to Rachid Redouane, one of the three attackers identified by British police.

Sources told The Irish Times Redouane was in Ireland in the spring and summer of 2015.

An identity card, issued by Irish immigration authorities, was found after he was shot dead.

GardaĆ­ do monitor a small number of people, but confirmed that Redouane was not on their watch list.

"An Garda Siochana is providing every assistance to our colleagues in the London Metropolitan Police in relation to the terror attack in London", a spokesman said.

It is understood the documents, including a PPSN, were located during searches of the man's apartment following his arrest.

On left is Khuram Shazad Butt and on right is Rachid Redouane. Butt was revealed as an extremist in a Channel 4 documentary.

In other devevelopments yesterday, the third attacker was named as Youssef Zaghba, an Italian national of Moroccan descent, who was living in east London.

At the time of the attack he was working in a London restaurant and continued to have contacts with his mother in Italy, which he visited past year, Corriere wrote.

While they do not believe the man has been radicalised, detectives are seeking to establish the authenticity of the documents and how he came into possession of them.

"The police and our partners are doing everything we can across the country to help prevent further attacks and protect the public from harm".

'At any one time MI5 and police are conducting around 500 active investigations, involving 3,000 subjects of interest.

An Garda Siochana is also responsible for national security in Ireland, which does not have a separate intelligence service.

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