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London Bridge attackers used pink knives from Lidl, inquest hears | UK News



The terrorists behind the London Bridge terror attack used 12-inch pink knives bought from a Lidl supermarket, an inquest heard.

One of the three attackers, Rachid Redouane, 30, was captured on CCTV buying the weapons using a self-checkout till at the budget supermarket chain.

He returned two weeks later and bought wine bottles which he and his accomplices turned into viable makeshift petrol bombs. They were left in the van the group used to ram pedestrians with.

Redouane, Youssef Zaghba, 22, and Khuram Butt, 27, targeted people enjoying drinks and meals in the Borough Market area of London Bridge on 3 June 2017.

Eight were killed in the attack and 48 others were injured.

One of the knives used. Pic: Met Police
One of the knives used in the attack. Pic: Met Police

Police shot and killed the three terrorists less than 10 minutes after their rampage began.

The knives were bought on 15 May 2017, the day after Redouane attended a party hosted by Butt to celebrate his daughter’s first birthday.

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The inquest saw CCTV which showed Butt and Redouane with their young children just hours before the atrocity.

Shortly before midday on the day of the attack, Butt is seen withdrawing cash to hire the van with one of his children, who is captured tugging at his father’s shirt before Butt picks him up into his arms at the ATM.

Acting Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jolley told the court that the three attackers were working together by at least 14 January 2017.

The inquest previously heard how on the day of the attack, Butt slept until 11am,and then gave his wife what he called an early Eid present of a gold and silver ring.

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