The terrorists behind the London Bridge terror attack used 12-inch pink knives bought from a Lidl supermarket, an inquest heard.
It is also claimed they could have been planning to target Oxford Street instead, as the Old Bailey was told a mobile phone was later found in their van with directions to the busy shopping district.
But it is believed they switched their attentions to London Bridge "on route" from their east London homes on the night of the attack.
One of the three terrorists, Rachid Redouane, 30, was captured on CCTV buying the pink weapons using a self-checkout till at the budget supermarket chain.
He returned two weeks later and bought wine bottles which he and his accomplices turned into viable makeshift petrol bombs. They were left in the van the group used to ram pedestrians with.
Redouane, Youssef Zaghba, 22, and Khuram Butt, 27, targeted people enjoying drinks and meals in the Borough Market area of London Bridge on 3 June 2017.
Eight were killed in the attack and 48 others were injured.
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Police shot and killed the three terrorists less than 10 minutes after their rampage began.
The knives were bought on 15 May 2017, the day after Redouane attended a party hosted by Butt to celebrate his daughter's first birthday.
The inquest saw CCTV which showed Butt and Redouane with their young children just hours before the atrocity.
Shortly before midday on the day of the attack, Butt is seen withdrawing cash to hiRead More – Source