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Second man arrested in Ireland in connection with London attacker

A man was arrested in Wexford and is currently being held there.

Updated at 9.55pm

A SECOND MAN has been arrested by gardaí in connection with an inquiry into London attacker Rachid Redouane.

Gardaí said they arrested a man in Wexford this evening under the Theft and Fraud Offences Act, 2001.

The man is currently being held at Wexford Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1994 at Wexford Garda Station

The arrest comes after gardaí yesterday arrested a man in Limerick for offences under the Theft and Fraud Offences Act, 2001.

That man has since been released without charge and a file is being prepared for the DPP.

It is believed that the man in question had identification belonging to Redouane. Gardaí are thought to have been alerted to the man by police in London.

Rachid Redouane was one of three men who were shot dead after carrying out an attack in London on Saturday night.

The attackers were shot dead as they carried out the attack, which left seven people dead and dozens injured.

Redouane had lived in the Rathmines area of south Dublin last year with his English partner who he married while here.  He was not being monitored by gardaí.

Additional reporting from Michelle Hennessy

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