LONDON, U.K. - The three attackers, Khurum Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba, who launched a terror attack in London last year are now revealed to have had steroids in their systems when they died.
The attackers drove a van into pedestrians and stabbed others in Borough market, leaving eight people dead before being shot and killed by the police.
On Friday, at a pre-inquest hearing at the Old Bailey, the court was reportedly told samples from all three attackers contained the steroid hormone DHEA.
The court received toxicology reports that stated the levels of the steroid in their systems were "above the acceptable physiological range" and that the substance had been taken "recently prior to death… in a period ranging from several hours to days.”
Reports stated that now an expert witness will be called to give evidence to the inquest and prepare a report on the implications of the findings.
Further, the report comes after a pre-inquest hearing into the Westminster Bridge attack - that took place last March - revealed that Khalid Masood, the man who killed five people had taken anabolic steroids before carrying out his attack.
Mark Lucraft, the Chief Coroner of England and Wales said in the proceedings on Friday, "Central London and another iconic bridge... was the scene of shocking events that devastated the lives of many. I hope the [inquest] will provide answers to the obvious and understandable questions that the families have... and give comfort in such difficult circumstances.”