London attack: third terrorist named as Youssef Zaghba

The third London Bridge attacker has been named by Italian media as Moroccan-Italian Youssef Zaghba.

Tuesday, 6th June 2017, 12:52 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th June 2017, 3:28 pm
New metal barriers on London Bridge which have been placed there following Saturday's terrorist attack. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
New metal barriers on London Bridge which have been placed there following Saturday's terrorist attack. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

According to the Corriere della Sera newspaper Zaghba’s Italian mother lives in Bologna in the north of the country.

The paper said Zaghba was born in Fez in Morocco and had seasonal work in a London restaurant. It reported that he was stopped by Italian police in March 2016 at Bologna’s airport trying to fly to Turkey and then on to Syria.

Italian intelligence officials reportedly communicated this to their UK counterparts.

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