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The jovial jihadi: How killer father-of-two tricked his neighbours into thinking he was a 'nice guy' by playing football with children ...

Posted by on Jun. 4, 2017 at 6:07 PM
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  • Video shows terrorists sauntering through Borough Market during the terrifying rampage in London last night
  • Three men are seen walking past pub where revellers hid in fear as they went on the hunt for their next victims
  • Seven are dead and 48 injured after the terrorists mowed down pedestrians and started stabbing at random
  • Witnesses described seeing victims with their throats cut while others fought off attackers with pint glasses 
  • Police shot dead the terrorists - one of whom was wearing an Arsenal shirt - within eight minutes of initial call
  • It emerged this afternoon that a man was shot in the head after being caught in the police crossfire last night 
  • Today armed police arrested 12 including four women during a raid on a block of flats in Barking, east London
  • On Tuesday a minute's silence will be held in Britain to remember those killed in last night's terror attack
  • Do you know last night's attackers? If you do, email gareth.davies@mailonline.co.uk or call (020) 3615 0685 



One of the jihadis who terrorised London with two assailants before being shot dead by police tricked his neighbours into believing he was a nice guy by playing football with their children on the nearby green. 

Secretly, he was harbouring a destructive hatred and frequently changing his appearance in preparation of unleashing a deadly attack on the capital city during which seven people died and up to 50 were injured last night. 

The Pakistani-born killer, who MailOnline is not naming because of operational reasons on the request of the police, lived in a block of flats in Barking and also played table tennis with youngsters. 

A neighbour told MailOnline the man who was pictured in an Arsenal shirt lying dead on the street outside the Wheatsheaf pub in Borough Market near London Bridge was a father of at least two children.

The murderer managed to put on such a front with those close to him that local parents would even trust him to be alone with their children, which used to happen regularly.

ISIS tonight claimed responsibility for the attack, 24 hours after the three terrorists were shot dead, saying the three men were a 'squadron of fighters from the Islamic State'. 

The Barking jihadi was described as 'a nice guy' by a neighbour who saw him hold a door open for an old lady two days before slaughtering innocent members of the public in the third Islamic terror attack in just over 10 weeks in the UK. 


Three Jihadi terrorists have been shot dead by armed police after killing seven people and injuring at least 48 more during a horrific knife rampage in central London last night. This photo appears to show the suspects lying dead on the ground outside Wheatsheaf pub in Borough Market. The man in the centre of the image appears to be wearing an Arsenal football shirt

Three Jihadi terrorists have been shot dead by armed police after killing seven people and injuring at least 48 more during a horrific knife rampage in central London last night. This photo appears to show the suspects lying dead on the ground outside Wheatsheaf pub in Borough Market. The man in the centre of the image appears to be wearing an Arsenal football shirt

A white van used in the attack on London Bridge is seen hoist on top of a flat-bed truck as police work on London Bridge in London on June 4, 2017, as part of their investigations following the terror attack on the bridge and at the nearby Borough Market on June 3

A white van used in the attack on London Bridge is seen hoist on top of a flat-bed truck as police work on London Bridge in London on June 4, 2017, as part of their investigations following the terror attack on the bridge and at the nearby Borough Market on June 3

The van that was used by the killer jihadis last night on London Bridge before they got out and started randomly stabbing victims

The van that was used by the killer jihadis last night on London Bridge before they got out and started randomly stabbing victims

Forensics investigators work as a white van is carried away from London Bridge, after attackers rammed a hired van into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed others nearby killing and injuring people, in London

Forensics investigators work as a white van is carried away from London Bridge, after attackers rammed a hired van into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed others nearby killing and injuring people, in London



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by The Librarian on Jun. 4, 2017 at 6:08 PM

Forensics investigators work as a white van is carried away from London Bridge, after attackers rammed a hired van into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed others nearby killing and injuring people, in London

A white van is carried away from London Bridge, after attackers rammed a hired van into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed others nearby killing and injuring people

A white van is carried away from London Bridge, after attackers rammed a hired van into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed others nearby killing and injuring people


The trio began their killing spree just after 10pm when they ploughed into pedestrians in a white van on London Bridge

The trio began their killing spree just after 10pm when they ploughed into pedestrians in a white van on London Bridge

One neighbour told MailOnline said: 'Once I helped him when his car broke down and he came round the next day with some food for me.

'Then, two days before the attack, I saw him holding the door to his flat's open for an old lady. He was a nice guy. 

'He was always smiling. But he always went to his own mosque so I never prayed with him.'

A man who lived above the London Bridge terrorist for three years said: 'He always changed his facial appearance. He did that a lot. He always looked different.

'He lived there with his wife, who has just had a baby girl, and his mum. He also had another child. He would regularly play table tennis in the games room with everyone, you would never have suspected this. 

'A man I recognised as his brother came here in the morning while police raided the flat and he was crying. That's when I thought "oh my, it's really him".' 

Another Barking resident recognised the killer in the Arsenal shirt who was shot dead in the street.

He said: 'He used to play table tennis and he was really generous with everyone's kids. People would leave their kids to play with him.

'You'd never expect anything like this from him.'

While carrying out their barbaric attack, the three men were heard shouting, 'This is for Allah,' which surprised one resident.

He told MailOnline: 'One time he stopped and help me get my car re-started. 

'He said he wanted to help a fellow Muslim out. I thought it was odd he said he was religious because I never saw him at mosque. 

'These people are usually radicalised in their bedrooms.' 


A map shows how terror attack unfolded. The attackers were shot dead within eight minutes of the first emergency phone ca




Billiejeens
by The Librarian on Jun. 4, 2017 at 6:09 PM
Armed officers remained at the scene today as police launched a major investigation into the the third terror attack on British soil in as many months

Armed officers remained at the scene today as police launched a major investigation into the the third terror attack on British soil in as many months

The rented van used by the attackers pictured at the scene today, where it was abandoned shortly after 10pm last night

The rented van used by the attackers pictured at the scene today, where it was abandoned shortly after 10pm last night

Twelve people were arrested in connection with the terror attack in a police raid on a flat in Barking, east London, today

Twelve people were arrested in connection with the terror attack in a police raid on a flat in Barking, east London, today

Forensic officers were seen circling blood splatter and bagging pieces of evidence as they scoured London Bridge today

Forensic officers were seen circling blood splatter and bagging pieces of evidence as they scoured London Bridge today

He was caught on camera striding calmly through empty streets near London Bridge as he hunted for more victims during his and his accomplice's terrifying rampage last night.

The attackers, who were wearing fake suicide vests, were filmed sauntering through a deserted Borough Market just moments after they abandoned the white van used to mow down pedestrians on London Bridge. 

Shortly after the trio began stabbing revellers at random inside packed bars and pubs, with dozens of victims suffering wounds to their faces, necks and chests. The video was taken sometime during this second phase of the atrocity and shows the attackers coming within feet of the Market Porter pub, where dozens of revellers hid in fear.

Moments after the video was taken, all three suspects were shot dead by police - just eight minutes after the first emergency call was received. It emerged today that a member of the public was shot after being caught in the police crossfire. 

Meanwhile police have arrested 12 people, including four women, who were into custody in a dramatic raid at block of flats where one of the London Bridge terrorists reportedly lived. Neighbours reported hearing shots being fired as heavily armed police stormed a tower block in Barking, east London, at around 7am this morning.

Elsewhere armed police and forensic officers were seen scouring the scene at London Bridge and Borough Market, where three terrorists left a trail of death and destruction when they went on a van and knife rampage.

Speaking outside No 10 today, Theresa May said the attack is not directly connected to the Manchester bombing last month or the Westminster atrocity in April but that 'all three are linked by the single evil ideology of Islamist extremism'. The Prime Minister insisted 'enough is enough' as she vowed to introduce tougher punishments for those connected to extremism.




Billiejeens
by The Librarian on Jun. 4, 2017 at 6:09 PM

The terror threat level remains at severe, meaning an attack is 'highly likely'. Meanwhile:  

  • Thirty-six people remain in hospital, including 21 in critical condition, following the attack last night 
  • A bystander was shot in the head after they were caught in the police crossfire and the incident is being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission, the Metropolitan Police revealed today 
  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed a Canadian national is among the dead but no name has been released
  • Australian waitress Candice Hedge is recovering in hospital after one of the terrorists ran up and cut her neck as she enjoyed a post-work drink at a bar
  • New Zealander Oliver Dowling, 32, is in a coma after being stabbed in the face during the attack. His girlfriend, Maire Bondeville, was also injured although her condition is still unknown 
  • A British Transport Police officer was stabbed in the face and an off-duty Metropolitan Police officer was also injured 
  • Twelve people were arrested, including four women, and were taken into police custody during an early morning raid at a tower block in Barking, east London, where one of the attackers is believed to have lived
  • Desperate families are begging for information on loved ones feared missing after the attack
  • The Prime Minister chaired a meeting of the Government's emergency Cobra committee in Whitehall this morning and insisted in a press conference outside No 10 afterwards: 'Enough is enough' 
  • Theresa May said the attacks were not directly connected to the Manchester bombing last month and the Westminster attack in April but that 'all three are linked by the single evil ideology of Islamist extremism'.
  • Politicians faced calls to cancel the election next week but Mrs May confirmed it will go ahead as planned 
  • All parties except for Ukip agreed to suspend national election campaigning today but local efforts will continue
  • London Mayor Sadiq Khan condemned the 'barbaric' and 'horrific' event as 'deliberate and cowardly'. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the attack was 'brutal' and 'shocking' in a tweet last night 
  • President Donald Trump took to Twitter to criticise Sadiq Khan after the London Mayor told residents of his city that there is 'no reason to be alarmed' in the wake of the attack 
  • A minute's silence will be held on Tuesday 6 June in remembrance of those who lost their lives  

Speaking at a press conference today, Mark Rowley Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Operations in the Metropolitan Police Service revealed eight of his officers fired bullets, saying it was a necessary course of action.

One of the bullets are said to have hit a bystander in the head and the incident is being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Mr Rowley said: 'I’m not surprised with what they must have feared were three suicide bombers the firearms officers fired an unprecedented number of rounds to be completely confident they had neutralised the threat that those men posed.’




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