Security company G4S has denied offering an interview to one of the London Bridge attackers for a job at the Wimbledon Championships.

The Telegraph reported yesterday, June 11, that ringleader Khuram Butt was being interviewed by a security firm that supplies safety stewards to Wimbledon and Premier League football clubs.

A spokesperson for G4S, the official supplier to the 2017 Wimbledon Championships, said although the company had received an online application, no interview had been scheduled. They said there are a series of stringent checks in place, and that Butt had not made it through the first stage of these.

Butt was shot dead by police during an attack that killed eight and injured 48, alongside his accomplices Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba. It is the third terror attack in the UK in the last three months.

Although the Telegraph said security services and counter-terrorism police are investigating Butt's motive for applying for the job, G4S says it is not involved in these investigations.

On its website, G4S describes itself as a leading global integrated security company that safeguards the welfare and prosperity of millions of people worldwide.

Butt, 27, had previously secured a job working on the Tube and it is reported he had access to tunnels under the Houses of Parliament while working at Westminster station.

A job description for the steward role Butt applied for online says the position pays £7.55 an hour, and involves ticket checking, crowd monitoring and hospitality stewarding.

After the Manchester attack on May 22, the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon said it would ensure safety plans were proportionate to the increased threat level in the UK.

The club declined to comment.