Police hunt for links to London Bridge attackers

Elias Hubbard
June 4, 2017

She refused to comment on the identity of the assailants.

Neighbours at the site of one raid in Barking said a man who lived there resembled one of the attackers shown in news photographs. The suspects were wearing what looked like explosive vests but these were later established to be fake.

Holly Jones, a BBC reporter at the bridge when the incident happened at about 10pm, said a van had swerved off the road into a crowd of pedestrians.

"When I open the door I see three dead people on the floor", he said.

She revealed that the UK's security and intelligence services have disrupted "five credible plots" since the Parliament attack in London in March.

"Following updates from police and security officials, I can confirm that the bad incident in London is being treated as a potential act of terrorism", she said.

The truce is the second in the race for the June 8 vote, after campaigning was halted for several days following the Manchester concert attack on May 22.

"There is far too much tolerance of extremism in our country. we cannot and must not pretend that things can continue as they are".

Every time he passed he would just say hi, Salam alaikum. But he added: "I'm reassured we are one of the safest global cities in the world". They asked Londoners to "remain calm but be alert and vigilant".

Khan said some of the injured were in critical condition.

Chris J Ratcliffe / AFPMembers of the public, wrapped in emergency blankets leave the scene of a terror attack on London Bridge in central London on June 3, 2017.

"Many, many people risked their own safety to help others and to treat those seriously injured and indeed to confront the suspects involved". "In the face of this new tragedy, France is more than ever at Britain's side", said new French President Emmanuel Macron.

ยท To review the counter-terrorism strategy, to ensure the police have the powers they need. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks. He said a waitress was stabbed in the throat and a man was stabbed in the back.

President Donald Trump has sent a flurry of early morning tweets in the wake of the London attacks - criticizing the city's mayor and bemoaning what he says is political correctness when it comes to national security. K., we will be there - WE ARE WITH YOU.

"We were called at 10.08pm last night initially to reports that a vehicle had struck pedestrians on London Bridge". Masood was shot dead by police. The Islamic State said a "soldier" from the group carried out the attack. ISIS claimed responsibility but that claim can not be verified.

The attack Saturday came on the eve of a benefit concert by Grande for victims of last month's Manchester Arena bombing in aid of the victims and their families.

The three London Bridge attack terrorists were killed within eight minutes of the first call to police, and the emergency services have been praised for their response to the atrocity.

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