London attacker had been refused UK asylum
- Author: Adam Floyd Jun 07, 2017,
Jun 07, 2017, 14:10
A Moroccan national resident in Limerick is being questioned by Irish police after the discovery of documents believed to be in the name of Rachid Redouane.
Sources told The Irish Times Redouane was in Ireland in the spring and summer of 2015.
Legal residents in Ireland from outside the EU, are granted a Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) card or an Irish EU Fam Card.
An Irish police spokesman said the force was providing assistance to colleagues in the British police and would answer any enquiries from them in relation to the identity of any individuals.
It is understood the documents, including a PPSN, were located during searches of the man's apartment following his arrest.
Two of the London attackers identified by police, Khuram Butt, 27, left, and Rachid Redouance, 30, right.More news: Iranian president calls US relations 'a curvy road'
The Metropolitan Police said all of the 15 victims now in critical care had been identified, as public appeals continued for several people who have not been located since the attack.
In a television interview with RTE during a visit to Chicago, Kenny said that the man in question did not appear to have been on an Irish police watch list.
He said: "Islamic State are attracted by weakness and gaps in security and Ireland is Europe's weakest link in terms of our defence, intelligence and policing infrastructure unfortunately so it's very porous between here and the United Kingdom". Butt was revealed as an extremist in a Channel 4 documentary.
The third Islamist militant who carried out an attack on Saturday in London that killed seven people was a Moroccan-Italian called Youssef Zaghba, an Italian investigative source said on Tuesday.
Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said: 'I would urge anyone with information about these men, their movements in the days and hours before the attack and the places they frequented to come forward.