The London Bridge attack death toll increased to eight this Wednesday when police discovered the body of a missing French citizen in the River Thames.
French President Emmanuel Macron said he knows of the new death toll. British police didn’t identify the French person yet. However, there was a missing French national called Xavier Thomas; his family was called for to check if it is his body.
In a statement, Scotland Yard said: “Detectives were appealing for information about Xavier Thomas, 45, a French national who had not been seen since the night of the terrorist attack on London Bridge.”
“On Tuesday, 6 June at approximately 19:44hours the body of a man was recovered from the river, near Limehouse, by specialist officers from the Marine Police Unit.”
“Formal identification has not yet taken place, however Mr. Thomas’ next of kin have been informed of this development.”
45-year-old Xavier Thomas, is believed to be a victim of the London Bridge Terror attack. It is believed he was hit by the terrorists’ car.
On Saturday, police were investigating and arresting any suspects in the terror attack which became a significant factor in Thursday’s election involving Prime Minister Theresa May.
A day before polls opened, May used the incident and suggested she would alter laws to fight terrorism in Britain.
“If human rights laws get in the way of doing these things, we will change those laws to make sure we can do them.” May said.
The tragic terror attack involved three attackers. They drove their car and plowed down pedestrians on London Bridge.
They then stabbed people a nearby Borough Market. Police identified the three attackers as Khuram Butt, 27, Rachid Redouane, 30, and 22-year-old Moroccan-Italian Youssef Zaghba.