A shocking video has emerged recording the final moments of Khuram Shazad Butt, Rachid Redouane, and Youssef Zaghba.
CCTV footage shows the terrorists attempting to force their way into the Wheatsheaf pub in Borough Market, but a makeshift barrier constructed and reinforced by landlady Magdalena Antolak blocks their way.
A seemingly oblivious passerby can then be seen walking into view, and he is immediately set upon by 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba – the Moroccan-Italian who was reportedly identified as a terror threat before entering Britain, but could not be denied entry due to Free Movement rules which stipulate that criminals and other undesirables holding an EU nationality cannot be kept out unless they pose a “serious and present danger”.
Zaghba is quickly joined by Khuram Butt, a star of the Channel 4 documentary The Jihadis Next Door and a former child asylum seeker from Pakistan, who forces Zaghba’s target to the ground.
Finally, Rachid Redouane, who was identified as an illegal immigrant and refused asylum in Britain but able to enter the country after marrying in Ireland and receiving a ‘4 EU FAM’ residence card, rushes over as well, and all three begin stabbing their victim.
A group of ordinary civilians can be seen rushing towards the scene from one end of the street, throwing chairs at the jihadis to try and drive them away – while a police car speeds into view from the other end.
The terrorists immediately rush the armed police officers who leap from the vehicle moments after it stops moving, swinging their knives. Butt is first to be gunned down, followed by Zaghba.
Redouane bowls over one of the officers and the pair fall to the ground in a heap, but it is apparently too late for the Islamist to do any further damage, and the officer kicks his dead or dying body away and regains his feet.
Amazingly, their intended victim suddenly jerks upright and stumbles away from the scene. It is not yet known whether he survived his wounds, but the MailOnline reports a man of similar appearance was seen receiving medical assistance nearby.