The Metropolitan Police has released photos of one of the distinctive pink knives used during the London Bridge terrorist attack in an attempt to trace their origin.
The ceramic pink knives were found on or nearby the three attackers after police shot them dead last weekend.
The kitchen knives, each measuring 12 inches, are branded Ernesto and are ceramic, rather than metal.
The attackers had wound duct tape around the handles and in one case, a leather strap had been attached to the handle and was hung around the attackers wrist.
It is this knife that is shown above.
Commander Dean Haydon, head of the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, said: “We’ve been working round the clock to understand what these men did in the lead-up to the attack but we need to know more about these unusual knives.
Where have they come from?
Where might the attackers have bought them from?
If you know anything about these particular types of knives, please let us know – it could prove a crucial lead in our investigation.”
Anyone with information can call the police in confidence on 0800 789 321 or visit gov.uk/ACT and complete a secure form.
Update 13th June 2017
Met says detectives investigating the attack have established that the three pink knives used by the attackers were purchased from a specific shop in east London.