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Scotland Yard issued a statement saying officers believe there is ‘no direct evidence’ that links the men to the suspected suicide bombers.
And officers have ordered a full investigation and ‘a full and full inquiry that includes any link between the two.’
Racism: A banner from an anti-racism group urges Londoners to continue to protest peacefully, during a vigil for those killed and injured when a van ploughed into pedestrians in the St Clement’s Park on July 17
In one of the strongest statements yet, British Prime Minister David Cameron said: ‘At an hour when our country needs us most, our leaders are calling on all of us to remain calm, to stand firmly in our values, and to continue with the work of making our city a more tolerant and welcomi바카라사이트ng place.’
Police said the van had ploughed into pedestrians on the pavement.
An inquest into the crash concluded: ‘The collision happened at about 0730. There was no evidence of malicious intent by anyone on that vehicle. The driver did have evidence of having been drinking before or during the crash.’
Tributes: A candle-light vigil will be held for the London victims at St Cl바카라사이트ement’s Church in Woolwich, in west London
A message said: ‘We were united by the outpouring of love and support for our men and women in uniform.’
A London Assembly speaker named only as Peter Jones has said the event is not a vigil ‘just to grieve for Londoners’, but ‘to stand up and be united.’
Members of the public are encouraged to pay tribute at a vigil at St Clement’s Church in Woolwich today at 11am.
Detective Chief Inspector Peter Williams said the attack on the soldiers and their families was a ‘terrible, tragic accident’.
The driver was described by the Metjarvees.com as a former care worker who had been living with his parents in north-west London for around 10 years.
He had been living on disability living allowance because of a head injury sustained in a motorcycle accident two years ago.
A security source told Sky News that the identity of the driver and the woman who was involved in the attack has not been released.
Tragic: Prime Minister David Cameron pictured with the families of the dead
Security remains tight at large numbers of London and Westminster Underground services, along with high-speed trains, on what is known as the Queen’