Trump accuses London Mayor Khan of 'pathetic excuse' over attack statement

Owen Stevens
June 6, 2017

The Express newspaper said it had decided not to name "Abz", but that he had appeared in a television documentary posing with an Islamic State flag. One has since been released without being charged.

In an appearance on NBC's "Today Show", Conway said people should pay attention to what the president is doing, saying people in England had tried to inform authorities about the terrorists before the attacks happened.

Andy Burnham, newly elected mayor of Manchester, where a suicide bomber killed 22 people on May 22 at a concert by USA singer Ariana Grande, said: "Terrorism will not break us".

The prime minister said the attack was driven by the same "evil ideology of Islamist extremism" behind the May 22 Manchester suicide bombing that left 22 people dead, and the Westminster attack in March, which killed five.

Gerard Vowls, 47, said he saw a woman repeatedly stabbed, and threw chairs, glasses and bottles at the attackers in a bid to stop them.

Critics accused the Prime Minister of politicising the atrocity in London in breach of an agreement to halt the general election campaign yesterday, The Guardian reports.

Most of the London Underground stations reopened Monday in the neighbourhood where the attack took place, allowing life to resume after more than 24 hours of lockdown. Volunteer your time and labour or donate to a homeless shelter.

"We were all stuck!" said Marcia Rainford, a 58-year-old who said she was sealed into her building complex with her mother and two children. "If we don't get smart it will only get worse".

"We need to become far more robust in identifying it and stamping it out - across the public sector and across society", she said. "I always stock up!"

He said: "The mayor is focused on dealing with Saturday's horrific and cowardly attack and working with the police, the emergency services and the Government to keep London safe".

Dick said Monday the attack was "ghastly", but that Londoners are pulling together and refusing to be cowed by extremists.

She said providing more firearms for London police wouldn't be a sensible solution to the increased tempo of attacks, saying the strategy of having special mobile units of heavily armed officers is effective.

No details have been released about the perpetrators, who were shot dead within eight minutes of the first call to the police.

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