NewsAlert: 12 people arrested after London Bridge attack, police say

Elias Hubbard
June 5, 2017

The prime minister also made a brief statement at the Press Gallery dinner in Ottawa. She called for tougher measures to contain Islamic extremism, saying the recent attacks are not directly linked, but "terrorism breeds terrorism".

May's office said she was "in contact with officials and is being regularly updated". "It is an ideology that claims our Western values and freedom, democracy and human rights are incompatible with the religion of Islam". Islamic State claimed the Westminster and Manchester attacks, and has encouraged followers to carry out strikes during the holy month of Ramadan. He said he managed to get near one attacker "and I hit him around the head" with a bread basket.

The main political parties suspended national campaigning after seven people were killed and nearly 50 hospitalized in a vehicle and knife attack Saturday night in the bustling London Bridge area.

Residents said armed officers swooped on flats in Barking, east London, where they believe one of the attackers may have lived.

As we know, Met Police responded within eight minutes of the attack commencing and Rowley said that "eight police officers fired a total of 50 bullets to kill the three London Bridge attackers". More homes in the area were being searched.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said earlier that she believed the incident was now under control. "We cannot and must not pretend that things can continue as they are", she said.

Nick Brandon of British Transport Police said the force had received reports of "multiple" casualties in an incident possibly involving a knife and a vehicle.

A spokesman for Mr Khan later said: "The mayor is busy working with the police, emergency services and the Government to co-ordinate the response to this horrific and cowardly terrorist attack and provide leadership and reassurance to Londoners and visitors to our city". Police tweeted that Londoners should "remain calm but be alert and vigilant".

Then in January of this year, Khan insisted that Trump's state visit to Britain be canceled after the US President attempted to impose a travel ban on Muslim nations - a policy which he labeled "cruel and shameful". "GOD BLESS!" But he also took shots at political correctness and gun control. I went 'Oi, oi cowards!' - something like that to them.

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull said his "prayers and resolute solidarity" were with the British people. K., we will be there - WE ARE WITH YOU.

In a telegram of condolences to Mrs May, Russian President Vladimir Putin said the London Bridge attack was "shocking in its cruelty and cynicism", according to the Kremlin website. Some of the wounded pleaded for help, Ansah said.

"They kept coming to try to stab me". "It could have happened to me too".

Four French nationals were among those injured in the London attack, French officials said.

The incident comes days ahead of a June 8 election, with polls suggesting the lead of Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party has dropped sharply. Masood was shot dead by police.

"It was really scary", he said. Britain was already on edge after a suicide bombing two weeks ago at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, in northwest England, that killed 22 people and injured dozens of others. Abedi died at the scene. ISIS claimed responsibility but that claim can not be verified. Grande and other stars planned to perform Sunday night at a benefit concert for victims under tight security in Manchester.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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