London Bridge: information appeals
Appeal for pink knife info
The police are asking the public for information about the distinctive pink knives used by the London Bridge terrorists. The knives are twelve inches long. They are of the Ernesto brand and are ceramic (not metal). The terrorists had wound tape around the handles, which can still be seen in the police images.
The police are trying to find out what the attackers did in the days leading up to the incident at London Bridge. In terms of the knives, they are interested in finding out where the attackers may have bought them. Anyone with information is asked to cal the police on 0800-789 321. Your call will be treated in confidence.
Appeal for van info
The police have also appealed for information about the white Renault van, registration number HN66 TKX, used by the London Bridge terrorists.
London Bridge: arrest
A further arrest was made just before 10pm on Sunday evening, 11th June, by detectives from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, supported by the Territorial Support Group. The police raided a property in Barking, where a 19 year old man was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism. He remains in custody in a south London police station and police are making a detailed search of the property. There are now seven people in custody as a result of this ongoing investigation.
Hate crime arrests
Following on from their statement that hate crimes may rise in the aftermath of the London Bridge attack, the Metropolitan Police have confirmed that the number of hate crimes has sadly increased, as expected. By the end of last week, the Met had made 25 arrests on suspicion of involvement in hate crime. The force encourages everyone who has encountered hate crime to report it.
•Hate crime can be reported through 999 in an emergency, by dialling 101 in a non-emergency, directly at a police station, through the MOPAC Hate Crime app or through community reporting methods such as Tell MAMA, Galop, or the CST.
Police promise extra support for faith communities
Chief Superintendent Dave Stringer, Head of Community Engagement for the Metropolitan Police, has made the following statement:
“Over the next few days, communities of different faiths will congregate across London to celebrate their holy days. We know many will reflect on the terrible events […] [at London Bridge] in their readings and prayers but also that some will feel worried and vulnerable about their safety as they gather in their places of worship.
“To help support these communities, we have increased the number of officers on the streets to reassure local people that they are able to go about their daily lives in peace and without fear of harassment or intimidation. Dedicated Ward Officers are making contact with their local places of worship to encourage them to report hate crimes and to reassure those who congregate there that the police will take these crimes seriously.”
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