Lon­don Bridge ter­ror­ists took ste­ri­ods: court told

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS -

LON­DON: The Lon­don Bridge and Bor­ough Mar­ket ter­ror at­tack­ers who killed eight peo­ple and in­jured 48 had taken large amounts of steroids, a court has heard.

Khu­ram Butt, 27, Rachid Re­douane, 30, and Youssef Zaghba, 22, all from East Lon­don, ploughed into pedes­tri­ans in a white van on the bridge. They then stabbed vic­tims in the nearby mar­ket with 12inch knives on June 3 last year.

Jonathan Hough QC told a pre-in­quest hear­ing early yes­ter­day at the Old Bai­ley that a tox­i­col­o­gist would be re­quired for the in­quest to pre­pare a re- port on the po­ten­tial steroid use of the at­tack­ers.

He said: “Anal­y­sis of sam­ples taken from the at­tack­ers re­vealed the pres­ence of DHEA, a steroid hor­mone, above the ac­cept­able phys­i­o­log­i­cal range in each of the at­tack­ers.”

Cana­dian Chris­tine Archibald, 30, and French­men Xavier Thomas, 45, died as a re­sult of the van at­tack and Alexan­dre Pigeard, 26, Sara Ze­le­nak, 21, Kirsty Bo­den, 28, Se­bastien Be­langer, 36, James McMul­lan, 32, and Ig­na­cio Echev­er­ria, 39, died as a re­sult of the knife at­tack.

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