London Attack: Death Toll Rises To 5, 2 More Arrested


London:  Two more people have been arrested over Wednesday’s terror attack in London, police said on Friday. They also revealed the  attacker’s birth name as Adrian Russell and appealing to the public for information about him.

“We have made two further significant arrests overnight,” counter-terrorism commander Mark Rowley said. Mr Rowley confirmed that after a woman was released, the police had nine people in custody after the attack on Wednesday.

This comes after British police arrested seven people in armed raids on Thursday linked to the deadly “Islamist-related” attacks the day on the symbol of the country’s democracy.

Five people were killed and about 40 injured in London on Wednesday after a car ploughed into pedestrians and a suspected Islamist-inspired attacker stabbed a policeman close to Britain’s parliament.

Police had said the man behind the attack was British-born Muslim covert Khalid Masood and that they were trying to establish if others had directed him.