Morning top 5: London police carry out dawn raids; Trump offers UK “unwavering support"; Gardaí investigating Galway death

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Two addresses in east London have been raided this morning after Saturday night's terror attacks.

Police say they've detained "a number of people" in Newham and Barking.

Islamic State has claimed "a detachment" of its fighters was behind the attack, according to an online news agency affiliated with the terrorist group.

Seven people were killed and 48 injured in central London during the attack.


US President Donald Trump has offered the British Prime Minister his "unwavering support" following the London attack.

Speaking at an annual fundraiser for Ford's Theatre in Washington DC, President Trump said the US "will do everything in our power to assist the United Kingdom and its citizens as they work to protect their country and to bring those that are guilty to justice."

He avoided however, mentioning his earlier outbursts on Twitter that had used the massacre to push for the reinstatement of his travel ban on people from mainly Muslim countries entering the US.

He said he had spoken with British Prime Minister Theresa May and "expressed our unwavering support for our allies in the United Kingdom."


35,000 women are expected to take to the streets of Dublin today for the VHI Women's Mini Marathon.

Participants can run, jog or walk the 10 KM race.

It is the last time the event will be held on the bank holiday Monday, from next year it'll move to Sunday instead - to allow people make the most of the weekend.

The advice for participants is to be in your zone by 1.30pm – and to come weather prepared.


Gardaí in Salthill are investigating the death of a woman who was reportedly attacked by two dogs on Sunday afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the house near Moycullen in Galway just after 3pm yesterday, but were unable to save the woman’s life.

The woman – aged in her 60s – was pronounced dead at the scene and her body has since been removed to University Hospital Galway.

The two bull mastiff dogs involved in the attack have been put down.


A man and woman will appear before Derry Magistrates Court this morning in connection with a stabbing incident in Derry.

Police said a 47-year-old man was stabbed a number of times in the back of the head on the Dungiven Road at around 11:40pm on Friday night.

The woman has been charged with a number of offences including grievous bodily harm with intent, possession of a weapon, assault on police and disorderly behaviour.

The man, meanwhile, has been charged with assault causing actual bodily harm