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London Bridge jihadi ‘was Arsenal fan and KFC worker who appeared on TV last year’
She added that she reported the information to police, who told her the information had been passed to Scotland Yard.
However, others described him as “polite and normal”, and said they were shocked to learn that he could have carried out the horrific attack.
One neighbour, Ken Chigbo, 26, a market analyst, claimed the terror suspect had recently asked him how to go about hiring a vehicle.
He said: “I was in the process of loading up a van I had rented as we are moving house and he came over for a chat.
“He was lovely, really enthusiastic about my move and was really nice saying he wished me all the best. He said to me, ‘Oh, where did you get your van, Ken? How much is it, is it possible to get in automatic?’ All these specific questions about the van, which obviously now makes sense in my head. At the time I didn’t think anything of it.”
Building worker Seva Litvjakovs, 35, who lives in the block of flats, said he recognised images of ‘Abz’ online because of his football shirt.
“I read news reports and began putting together what had happened. I realised that one of the attackers looked exactly like one of my neighbours,” he said.
“I looked on Twitter and saw one of the terrorists who had been shot by police and he looked 90 per cent like my neighbour. He was even wearing the same Arsenal shirt that I had seen him in at 5pm that evening.”
A former friend of the terrorist has claimed the 27-year-old had been radicalised while watching YouTube videos of American hate preacher Ahmad Musa Jibril.
He said he contacted the authorities after becoming concerned over his friend’s extremist views.