Pak-born London terrorist was trying to get job with Wimbledon

first_imgsecurity firm: reportLondon, Jun 11 (PTI) Pakistan-born British citizen Khuram Butt, the London Bridge attack ringleader, had been trying to get a job with a security firm that provides stewards for Wimbledon and other sporting events, raising concerns whether he had considered targeting the prestigious tennis tournament.Security services and counter-terrorism police are now investigating 27-year-old Butts motive in trying to get the job with the security company, the Telegraph reported today.Citing well-placed sources, the paper said that Butt had set up the job interview with the security firm that supplies safety stewards to Wimbledon and to Premier League football clubs. The interview was scheduled to take place at the end of this month.”One possibility is Butt had considered targeting the tennis tournament but decided to speed up the plot, following the Manchester Arena bombing, and switched the attack to London Bridge,” the paper said.Butt had previously worked for six months on the London Underground until quitting in October.Although he was under lowlevel investigation by MI5 and counterterrorism police, Butt was able to get a job working at Westminster station because employers are not made aware of security services concerns when performing criminal records checks, the paper said.”The security firm would check his background but it does not have access to the police watch list or have knowledge of any MI5 investigation. There would have been no reason for him not to get the job. Butt could not only have caused serious damage but potentially helped other terrorists to get into one of these events,” the paper said, quoting a source close to the intelligence services.advertisementButt and his aides Moroccan-origin Rachid Redouane and Moroccon-Italian Yousef Zaghba rammed a high-speed van into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing revellers at the nearby Borough Market, killing eight people before being shot dead by armed police officers last week.Scotland Yard last night released photographs of the fake suicide belts Butt, Redouane and Zaghba wore during the attack.The trio had attached water bottles to leather belts and covered them in silver masking tape. The belts were still being worn by them when they were shot dead by armed officers.”It is hard to speculate what the motive was for wearing the belts. It could be that they had plans to take the attack in to a siege situation or it might be that they saw it as protection from being shot themselves,” said Commander Dean Haydon, who is leading the investigation. PTI ZH AKJ ZHlast_img read more

Man Utd meet heavyweight boxing contender

first_imgGreat morning watching all these guys do there thing on the field— Hughie Lewis Fury (@hughiefury) September 22, 2017 With some of the @ManUtd team this morning— Hughie Lewis Fury (@hughiefury) September 22, 2017 The Fist of Fury shook hands with the majority of the squad, including manager Jose Mourinho, and even appeared to devise his own special handshake with Jesse Lingard.United will now hope to box clever against the Saints this weekend, as they look to maintain their unbeaten start to the Premier League season. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries. Manchester United Man Utd squad meet heavyweight boxing contender Fury Harry Sherlock Last updated 2 years ago 21:32 22/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Jose Mourinho Manchester United 2017 Getty Images Manchester United Premier League Southampton v Manchester United Southampton WTF Hughie Fury, the cousin of Tyson, met with Jose Mourinho’s men on Friday, shaking hands with the majority of the side, including the Portuguese Manchester United players met world heavyweight boxing contender Hughie Fury on Friday, and will hope to land a knockout blow on Southampton on Saturday!The cousin of Tyson Fury, Hughie is unbeaten in the ring, with 20 victories to his name. He will face Joseph Parker for the WBO heavyweight title this weekend.Born in Stockport, Fury is well acquainted with the talent in United’s squad, and paid the team a visit on Friday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing last_img read more