London Bridge terrorists took steriods: court told
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.