London Bridge attackers had used "steroids"

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  1. master.on

    master.on Member

    London Bridge attackers had used steroids
    Duncan Gardham
    February 9 2018, 5:00pm, The Times

    The London Bridge killers had taken steroids before they murdered eight people last June, an inquest was told.

    Khuram Butt, 27, Rachid Redouane, 30, and Youseff Zaghba, 22, had taken the steroid DHEA, which is said to increase energy. The white pills are legal in the UK and are taken by some women as an anti-ageing product.

    Jonathan Hough, QC, told a pre-inquest hearing at the Old Bailey that the steroid was “above the acceptable physiological range in each of the attackers”. He said that findings suggested that the steroid had been used recently, although that could have been hours or days earlier.

    London Bridge attackers had used steroids

    London Bridge terror attackers 'took steroids' before incident
    • 9 February 2018

    The three men who carried out last June's London Bridge terror attack were all found to have had steroids in their systems when they died.

    Eight people were killed when Khurum Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba drove a van into pedestrians and stabbed others in Borough Market.

    Police then shot and killed the men.

    At a pre-inquest hearing at the Old Bailey on Friday, the court was told samples from all three attackers contained the steroid hormone DHEA.

    Xavier Thomas, 45, from France and Chrissy Archibald, originally from British Columbia, were both killed on the bridge.

    Ignacio Echeverria Miralles De Imperial, 39, from Madrid, Sebastien Belanger, 36, from France, Sara Zelenak, 21, from Brisbane, Kirsty Boden, 28, from Loxton in South Australia, James McMullan, 32, from Hackney in London, and Alexandre Pigeard, 26, from Caen, in Normandy were killed in the market.

    Toxicology reports submitted to the court said the levels of the steroid in their systems were "above the acceptable physiological range" and that the substance had been taken "recently prior to death… in a period ranging from several hours to days".

    An expert witness is now going to be called to give evidence to the inquest and prepare a report on the implications of the findings.

    It comes after a pre-inquest hearing into the Westminster Bridge attack - that took place last March - revealed the man who killed five people, Khalid Masood, had taken anabolic steroids before carrying out his attack.

    Mark Lucraft, the Chief Coroner of England and Wales, began Friday's proceedings by offering his condolences to the victims' relatives, some of whom were in court.

    Referring to the "dramatic events" that happened just three months after the previous terror attack in London, he said: "Central London and another iconic bridge... was the scene of shocking events that devastated the lives of many.

    "I hope the [inquest] will provide answers to the obvious and understandable questions that the families have... and give comfort in such difficult circumstances".

    The coroner decided that two separate inquests would be carried out - one to decide on the deaths of the victims and a second one for the attackers. The latter will have a jury present.

    A jury is mandatory at an inquest if the coroner has reason to believe the death resulted from an act or omission of a police officer.

    However, another pre-inquest review will take place first - likely to be in either June or July - before the two inquests start fully in 2019.

    The two hearings are expected to last a total of two months.

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    London Bridge terrorists were hyped up on steriods


    Publish Date
    Saturday, 10 February 2018, 9:29AM

    A toxicology report has found the London Bridge attackers had high levels of steroids in their systems. (Photo: Getty Images)

    The terrorists who killed eight people, including two Australian women, in last year's London Bridge and Borough Market attack were pumped up on steroids, a pre-inquest hearing has heard.

    Brisbane nanny Sara Zelenak, 21, and Loxton, South Australia, nurse Kirsty Boden, 28, died when the three men ploughed into pedestrians in a white van on the bridge then stabbed evening revellers in the nearby market with 12-inch ceramic knives.

    Khuram Butt, 27, Rachid Redouane, 30, and Youssef Zaghba, 22, had all taken a substance called DHEA shortly before the attack on June 3 last year, London's Old Bailey court heard on Friday.

    A toxicologist will be called to give evidence at their inquest next year after it was found levels in their systems were above the acceptable physiological range.

    London Bridge terrorists were hyped up on steriods