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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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So-called Islamic State says it is behind London attack

Seven people were killed, and 48 injured, in the attack at London Bridge and Borough Market Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA

The so-called Islamic State has said it was behind the London terror attack that left seven people dead and 48 others wounded.

According to the head of the Site intelligence group the group claimed its fighters carried out the attack that saw pedestrians mowed down with a van on London Bridge before stabbing members of the public around Borough Market.

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