London police say counter terrorism investigators have searched two homes and detained “a number” of people suspected of some connection to the three men who swerved a van into pedestrians on London Bridge, then went on a knife rampage nearby.
Seven people died on Saturday and dozens were injured, 21 of them critically, in the attack as the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility. The name’s of the attackers have however been identified but have not been officially released to the public.
Residents at the areas where the homes were searched said they heard loud flash bangs and gunshots in the early hours of Monday morning.
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick told Sky News on Monday she would not release further details in what she described as a fast-moving investigation, not would she say whether authorities were familiar with the men ahead of the attack.
Theresa May will chair another Cobra meeting today, and will deliver a statement outside of No. 10 Downing Street later this morning.
A minute of silence will be held at 11am for the seven dead and dozens injured in Saturday night’s attack. Sadiq Kahn, Mayor of London, has invited Londoners and non-Londoners alike to join together for a vigil at 6pm tonight at Potters Field Park.