Rachid Redouane, 30 was involved in a terrorist attack which targeted members of the public on London Bridge and nearby Borough Market. He and two other men killed eight people before being shot dead by armed officers. Redouane claimed to be Moroccan-Libyan and had lived in Ireland before moving to East London. He rented a flat which police described as a “safe house” where detectives found a copy of the Koran opened at a page describing martyrdom.
Redouane, who was under surveillance in Ireland, was also known by the name Rachid Elkhdar. he arrived in the UK in 2006 and applied for asylum but that the application was rejected in 2009. He married a British woman, 38-year-old Charisse Ann O’Leary, in Dublin in 2012. He left Ireland after the marriage and settled in the UK before returning to Ireland in 2015.
He had a one year old child and he visited his child before carrying out the London attack.
Redouane, 30, who had used the pseudonym Rachid Elkhdar, had also spent time living in a tower block in Dagenham in east London, not far from the home in Barking of his fellow Islamist Khuram Butt (Al- Muhajiroun Activist) who also killed in a terrorist attack.