On Monday, June 5, London’s Metropolitan Police announced that all of the people arrested on Sunday, June 4, as part of the investigation into Saturday’s terror attacks had been released without charge.
The 12 people released were a 38-year-old woman arrested at an address in Barking along with eleven others from a second address in Barking. The eleven people included a 52-year-old man, a 55-year-old man, a 28-year-old man, a 27-year-old man, and six women, ranging in age from 19 to 60.
There has been plenty of criticism of the British government for not anticipating the latest terror attack, since evidence pointed to at least one of the attackers as an imminent threat.
Thus the quick release of the 12 people may not inspire confidence that the government is delving deeply enough into connections linked to the terrorists.
Meanwhile, Mak Chisty, Commander for Engagement in the Metropolitan Police Service, released a statement on behalf of Muslim leaders in London: