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Major incident declared at London Bridge and treated as terror-related

Major incident declared at London Bridge and treated as terror-related

A major incident has been declared at London Bridge, where two members of the public are now confirmed to have been killed.

Police were called at 1:58pm to a stabbing at a premises near to London Bridge. An emergency operation involving all three emergency services followed and is set to continue into the weekend including where large cordons remain in place.

Part of a statement from the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Cressida Dick reads;

 “I am deeply saddened and angered that our city has again been targeted by terrorism. It is with the heaviest of hearts that I must now inform you that, as well as the suspect who was shot dead by police, two of those injured in this attack in the London Bridge area have tragically lost their lives. 

“My heart goes out to their loved ones and to the three further injured victims who I understand are being treated in hospital, and of course to everybody who has been affected by today’s terrible and mindless events. 

“The attack started at Fishmonger’s Hall in the City of London. My understanding is that police were called at 13:58hrs and City of London police officers had bravely and professionally confronted the suspect by 14:03hrs, just five minutes later. 

“If you are concerned about anyone who was there today please try to contact them and if you cannot, then get in touch with us. 

Footage of the incident which has been circulating on social media appears to show members of the public attempting to restrain the attacker, who was thought to be wearing an explosive device before he was then shot by police.

Political leaders and others have expressed shock at the attack and have expressed how their thoughts are with all those involved.

 

Safety Information

  • Members of the public are advised to follow the instructions of police officers. Updates are being posted by the Metropolitan Police on Twitter at @metpoliceuk. 
  • Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to phone the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.
  • Anyone who may have images or footage of the incident is asked to send these to the police via ukpoliceimageappeal.co.uk
  • Those concerned that a family member, friend or associate may have been involved in the incident can contact the Casualty Bureau on 0800 096 1233 or 0207 158 0197 or via mipp.police.uk.
  • In a potentially life-threatening emergency situation, always phone 999. 

 

 

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