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Police investigating the London terror attack have made three fresh arrests, following raids involving armed officers in east London.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences and a third man was arrested on suspicion of drug offences.

Seventeen people have now been arrested in connection with Saturday’s attack and five remain in custody.

Eight people were killed when three men drove into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing people.

All of those who died in the attack, which began at 21:58 BST on Saturday, have now been named.

The latest arrests were made as counter-terrorism officers carried out two search warrants in east London on Wednesday night.

Two men were arrested on a street in Ilford, the Metropolitan Police said.

One of the men, aged 27, was held on suspicion of the preparation of terrorist acts, while a 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply controlled drugs.

A third man, aged 29, was arrested on suspicion of the preparation of terrorist acts at an address in Ilford.

Police have named Youssef Zaghba, a 22-year-old Moroccan-Italian man who lived in east London, Khuram Butt, 27, from Barking, and Rachid Redouane, 30, who also lived in Barking, as the men who carried out the attack.

Footage of the three attackers apparently meeting at about 00:10 BST on Monday 29 May – five days before the attack – has been published by the Times.

CCTV footage shows the men meeting outside a gym in Barking, according to the newspaper.

It says Redouane deliberately left his mobile phone behind and walked off camera with the other two attackers, for about 10 minutes, before returning to collect his mobile.

The footage has been passed to police, the Times added.

Source: BBC

Author: Yemi Olarinre