The lawyer says the sidewalks in London Bridge were "wide open" for terrorist attack –


A lawyer criticized the lack of security barriers before the London Bridge terrorist attack, saying the sidewalks were left "wide open" despite a similar atrocity months earlier. Gareth Patterson QC, representing six families of victims of the June 2017 attack, has exposed its key concerns in view of a full investigation at Old Bailey beginning May 7. He criticized the lack of barriers on the bridge when a terrorist threesome rammed pedestrians in a van and started a lie – three months after Westminster's attack in March He said: "The sidewalks of the London Bridge were wide open, despite that that happened in Westminster ".

A lawyer suggested that there were not enough security measures on the night of the London Bridge terrorist attack because the sidewalks were "wide open". Pictured: A victim is charged on an 'ambulance' Mr Patterson also said that there is an obvious inability to have any type of regulation or security checks from the rental companies where they are by hiring powerful vehicles that can be used as lethal weapons. & # 39; They used them in terrorist attacks after the terrorist attack. "Eight people were killed when three men broke into a white van on the bridge, before stabbing revelers in the nearby market with 12-inch blades on June 3, 2017. The victims were Canadian Christine Archibald, 30, French Xavier Thomas , 45, Alexandre Pigeard, 26, Sara Zelenak, 21, Kirsty Boden, 28, Sebastien Belanger, 36, James McMullan, 32, and Ignacio Echeverria, 39.

Former customer service assistant for Transport for London, Khuram Butt, 27, and Rachid Redouane, 30, has hit the victims in a white van before starting a dagger stabbing The attackers, Khuram Butt, 27, Rachid Redouane, 30 and Youssef Zaghba, 22, were killed by the police at the scene. The incident occurred only three months after Khalid Masood had mowed pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in a rental car before stabbing a police officer to death. In the fall, the Westminster investigation was told that no consideration was given at the time of placing barriers between the two attacks. However, within a day of the London Bridge atrocity, work began to put obstacles, Mr Patterson said. the victims on the bridge were Mrs. Archibald, who was walking on the sidewalk with her boyfriend, having just had a meal, when she was shot down and killed almost instantly.

Youssef Zaghba, 22, was the third of the terrorist trio who killed eight people on the night of 3 June 2017. Mr. Patterson stressed that the rental vehicles were also used to provoke carnage in Nice and Berlin. The lawyer said that Butt was under investigation from security services were still able to plan and complete the attack with his accomplices. He said it was a very troubling and significant problem ". which he intends to pursue during the investigation. Mr. Patterson was speaking after a last preliminary hearing with Old Bailey updating head coroner Mark Lucraft QC on police preparations and investigations.

The London Bridge attack came just three months after Khalid Masood (pictured) mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in a rental car before stabbing a police officer to death. Hearing, Jonathan Hough QC, counselor for the coroner, said: "We understand families worried about the lack of barriers on the bridge, this attack comes after the Westminster attack." We can assure (them) that this is a topic that will be prosecuted. "Patterson replied:" I am grateful that the appropriate witnesses will be called, and the problem of renting vehicles will be called. "The problems that arose in Westminster seemed to have brought absolutely nothing through further rent measures by those who were preparing the attacks." Hr Hough said the counter-terrorism police took 2701 statements and seized "vast amounts of CCTV footage of terrorist attacks and movements." Other evidence included videos worn by police corps and videos of members of the public captured in The Carnage. he said that extensive work was done by forensic experts on the vehicle of the attackers, used knives and petrol bombs found later.For the moment we are not accepting comments on this article.


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