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A man stands kneels near flowers laid at Potters Fields Park in London on June 5, 2017, after a vigil to commemorate the victims of the terror attack on London Bridge and at Borough Market that killed seven people on June 3. AFP/Getty Images
A man stands kneels near flowers laid at Potters Fields Park in London on June 5, 2017, after a vigil to commemorate the victims of the terror attack on London Bridge and at Borough Market that killed seven people on June 3. AFP/Getty Images
A man stands near flowers layed at Potters Fields Park in London on June 5, 2017, after a vigil to commemorate the victims of the terror attack on London Bridge and at Borough Market that killed seven people on June 3. London police made a fresh round of arrests on June 5 after the country's third terror attack in less than three months as Prime Minister Theresa May came under mounting pressure over security three days ahead of elections. The aftermath of June 3 night's rampage, which left seven dead and dozens wounded, dominated the campaign trail. / AFP PHOTO / Chris J RatcliffeCHRIS J RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images
Pupils from Eden Girls' School in Waltham Forest take part in a vigil for the victims of the London Bridge terror attacks, in Potters Fields Park on June 5, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Flowers near London Bridge following Saturday's terrorist attack. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 5, 2017. See PA story POLICE Bridge. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Abdul Qayum, Chief Imam of East London Mosque, speaking during a press conference at East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre in Whitechapel, east London, following Saturday's terrorist attack. PA
(left to right) Fareed Rehman, Usman Saifi and Imam Zishan Ahmed at a vigil in Potters Fields Park, central London in honour of the London Bridge terror attack victims. PA
A commuter looks at some of the floral tributes on London Bridge after it was reopened following the June 3rd terror attack on June 5, 2017 in London, England. Seven people were killed and at least 48 injured in terror attacks on London Bridge and Borough Market. Three attackers were shot dead by armed police. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
An armed police officer is seen on London Bridge after it was reopened following the June 3rd terror attack on June 5, 2017 in London, England. Seven people were killed and at least 48 injured in terror attacks on London Bridge and Borough Market. Three attackers were shot dead by armed police. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
A man lays flowers on London Bridge after it was reopened following the June 3rd terror attack on June 5, 2017 in London, England. Seven people were killed and at least 48 injured in terror attacks on London Bridge and Borough Market. Three attackers were shot dead by armed police. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
Police forensic officers on London Bridge following last night's terrorist incident. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday June 4, 2017. See PA story POLICE Bridge. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: A police officer looks at floral tributes near the scene of last night's terrorist attack on June 4, 2017 in London, England. Police continue to cordon off an area after responding to terrorist attacks on London Bridge and Borough Market where 7 people were killed and at least 48 injured last night. Three attackers were shot dead by armed police. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
A woman reacts after asking a Police officer to lay flowers near London Bridge in London on June 4, 2017, as a tribute to the victims of the June 3 terror attack. Seven people were killed in a terror attack on Saturday by three assailants on London Bridge and in the bustling Borough Market nightlife district, the chief of London's police force said on Sunday. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
Armed police officers with police dogs patrol outside The Shard tower and London Bridge railway station in London on June 4, 2017, as police continue their investigations following the June 3 terror attack. Seven people were killed in a terror attack on Saturday by three assailants on London Bridge and in the bustling Borough Market nightlife district, the chief of London's police force said on Sunday. / AFP PHOTO / NIKLAS HALLE'NNIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images
Police vehicles block the acccess to London Bridge in London on June 4, 2017, as police continue their investigations following the June 3 terror attack. Seven people were killed in a terror attack on Saturday by three assailants on London Bridge and in the bustling Borough Market nightlife district, the chief of London's police force said on Sunday. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
Armed police officers patrol outside The Shard tower and London Bridge railway station in London on June 4, 2017, as police continue their investigations following the June 3 terror attack. Seven people were killed in a terror attack on Saturday by three assailants on London Bridge and in the bustling Borough Market nightlife district, the chief of London's police force said on Sunday. / AFP PHOTO / NIKLAS HALLE'NNIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Armed Police are seen at London Bridge near the scene of last night's terrorist attack on June 4, 2017 in London, England. Police continue to cordon off an area after responding to terrorist attacks on London Bridge and Borough Market where 6 people were killed and at least 48 injured last night. Three attackers were shot dead by armed police. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Police forensic officers work on London Bridge in London on June 4, 2017, as police continue their investigations following the June 3 terror attack. Seven people were killed in a terror attack on Saturday by three assailants on London Bridge and in the bustling Borough Market nightlife district, the chief of London's police force said on Sunday. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May addresses the media as she makes a statement, following a COBRA meeting in response to last night's London terror attack, at 10 Downing Street on June 4, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
Emergency personnel on London Bridge as police deal with an incident (Yui Mok/PA)
Armed police are on the scene on London Bridge after an incident (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
People run down Borough High Street to flee (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Police officers on Borough High Street as police are dealing with a "major incident" at London Bridge. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
A paramedic rushes to the scene as police are dealing with a "major incident" at London Bridge. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Police are responding to three incidents in the capital (Yui Mok/PA)
A helicopter lands on London Bridge as police are responding to three incidents in the capital, amid reports that a vehicle collided with pedestrians on London Bridge, Scotland Yard said. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Emergency personnel tend to the wounded on London Bridge. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Armed police are on Borough High Street after an incident around London Bridge (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Armed police on St Thomas Street, London, near the scene of last night's terrorist incident at Borough Market. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Armed police outside Borough Market, London, near the scene of last night's terrorist incident. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Brexit Secretary David Davis has said there is no advantage for terrorists attempting to get into the UK from the Republic of Ireland.

It comes as it was revealed one of the London Bridge attackers moved to London from Dublin.

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London Bridge terrorist could have used Northern Ireland as back door into Britain 

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Speaking to the BBC, David Davis, the minister responsible for handling the UK's departure from the European Union, said the intention was to maintain the border arrangements between the Republic and Northern Ireland.

"We want to have a very light touch open border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland," he said.

"If you are trying to get to Britain, into the UK, you can come through London. Vast numbers come through there.

"It is of no particular advantage to somebody trying to get into the United Kingdom via the Republic of Ireland."

Rachid Redouane was one of the terrorists who launched a murderous rampage around London Bridge and Borough Market on Saturday night.

The 30-year-old was a pastry chef who moved to Dublin in 2016 along with his wife Charisse O'Leary (38), who is originally from the UK.

They have an 18-month-old daughter together. Security sources believe the terror attacker lived in an apartment block in Rathmines, Co Dublin with his family over a period of time.

Seven people were killed while a further 48 were injured in the attack, for which terror group Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility.

The attackers were shot dead within eight minutes of the first police call-out.

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