Police foil new terror plot as they arrest three people planning attack

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British police investigating the deadly attacks on London Bridge on Saturday said they had arrested three more suspects, as footage of the moment officers shot the assailants dead appeared online.

"All three were arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism offences", the Met Police said in a statement.

Searches were underway at the residential property and a business address in Ilford, the latest in a series of raids since the weekend assault.

Eight people were killed in the attack, including a Frenchman whose body was found in the river Thames on Tuesday, and 48 people were hospitalised.

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The accused however are not connected to the 1 June attack in the United Kingdom capital that left eight people dead, the police said on Thursday.

Security measures were heightened on Thursday as millions headed out to vote in the general election.

He was not charged, but local police monitored him carefully and said they had tipped off Britain when he subsequently moved to London.

Since the attack, 17 people have been arrested, 12 of whom have since been released without charge.

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A group of ordinary civilians can be seen rushing towards the scene from one end of the street, throwing chairs at the jihadis to try and drive them away - while a police auto speeds into view from the other end.

Police arrested three men in London Wednesday night in connection with the attack, bringing the total number of people now in police custody to five.

The authorities have said Butt was known to police and the domestic security service MI5 but there was no intelligence that an attack was being planned.

Redouane, 30, also used the name Rachid Elkhdar, claiming to be six years younger.

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