London Bridge attacks: What We Know So Far

Claudine Rigal
Juin 4, 2017

Three men were shot dead by police who were called to reports of a white van striking pedestrians on London Bridge at around 10pm last night.

An official with London's Metropolitan Police said it first received reports that a vehicle had struck pedestrians on London Bridge around 10 p.m GMT.

INCIDENT TWO - Borough Market - Officers then responded to reports of stabbings in Borough Market - a busy area of pubs and restaurants.

Theresa May is facing pressure to postpone the General Election in the wake of the London terror attack.

Police also said they were investigating an incident at Borough Market, and that they had armed officers on both scenes. The suspects were wearing what looked like explosive vests, but they were hoaxes, according to police.

London Ambulance Service said 48 people have been taken to five hospitals.

London mayor Sadiq Khan said some of those injured in terrorist attack were in "critical" condition.

Londoners responded to the shocking scenes with generosity and compassion by opening their homes and offering up food and shelter to those caught up in the attack.

Pictures showed police leading members of the public away with their hands on their heads.

Reuters reported that U.S President Donald Trump took to Twitter to offer U.S help to Britain.

The latest attack is the third terrorist strike in the United Kingdom this year, with campaigning also suspended for three days last month after suicide bomber Salman Abedi killed 22 victims at a concert in Manchester on May 22.

Hundreds of people were sent into panic as they were advised by police to "run, tell, hide" - the standard Met Police anti-terror advice - as the attackers stabbed people indiscriminately on the streets and in bars and restaurants. May also chaired a government's emergency Cobra meeting on Sunday after which she issued a statement outside Downing Street in London. K., we will be there - WE ARE WITH YOU.

She condemned the "evil" ideology behind recent terror attacks, saying: "We are experiencing a new trend in the threat we face as terrorism breeds terrorism". He said a waitress was stabbed in the throat and a man was stabbed in the back.

Another witness, Brad Myers, had just left London Bridge when he heard a "boom" behind him, which he thinks was the sound of a auto hitting the guardrails or other vehicles.

Police also said that they were attending a third incident in the Vauxhall area, but later said it was not connected.

June 3: Two attacks - one on London Bridge and and in the nearby Borough market - killed six people and left 40 wounded.

The death toll stands at six and a further 30 injured, police said.

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