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London Bridge attack: Police release images of terrorists' fake suicide belts

Detectives investigating the London Bridge attack have released images of the terrorists' fake suicide belts.

The realistic-looking phoney bombs were actually disposable water bottles wrapped in masking tape.

Here are the other latest developments:

  • The terrorists tried unsuccessfully to hire a 7.5 tonne lorry hours before the atrocity, police revealed
  • Multiple petrol bombs were discovered in the white van they used
  • Eight people were killed in the attack
  • Khuram Butt, 27, Rachid Redouane, 30, and Youssef Zaghba, 22, carried out the deadly attack in London Bridge on Saturday night
  • Butt was known to security services in the UK but there was no evidence of "attack planning", counter-terrorism police said
  • Zaghba was flagged up to police in the UK after being trying to go to Syria last year
  • Redouane's ex-wife said she is "shocked and numbed" as she condemned the attack
  • 20 people have been arrested in connection with the probe; 12 have been released without charge.
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Muslim leaders say Muslims 'must do more' to stop terror

The Metropolitan Police's Mak Chishty read the statement out at New Scotland Yard.

The Muslim community has said Muslims "must do more" to stop terror attacks from happening in Britain.

The faith leaders said they were "alarmed and concerned" the London Bridge attack was not reported given it "would have required planning".

"It is the Islamic duty of every Muslim to be loyal to the country in which they live," the statement, read by the Metropolitan Police's Mak Chishty, said.

"Terrorism and extremism is hurting Islam. Muslims must do more to stop such attacks from happening again ... and we want to know how we can play a greater role in the future."

Mr Chishty, the Met's commander for engagement, said the statement was "honest, reflective, bold" and "required".

A supportive statement he read out on behalf of all faith leaders condemned "any kind of backlashes and (anti-)Islamic attacks" in the aftermath of the latest act of terror.

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