Terror attack on London Bridge leaves 6 dead; police shoot 3

James Marshall
June 4, 2017

People are led to safety on Southwark Bridge away from London Bridge after an attack on June 4, 2017 in London, England. A witness said she saw a white van veer into people.

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, called the incidents a "deliberate and cowardly attack on innocent Londoners".

British Prime Minister Theresa May says the incident "is being treated as a potential act of terrorism".

Police sniffer dogs on London Bridge after the incident in central London. "We condemn them. My thoughts are with families of the deceased and prayers with the injured", Modi tweeted soon after his return from a four-nation Europe tour where the fight against terrorism formed a major part of his agenda. "I will be attending the government's emergency Cobra meeting later this morning (Sunday AEST)".

BBC has confirmed through police sources that more than one person died on the London Bridge.

Police initially said officers were also responding to a third incident, in the Vauxhall neighborhood, but later said that turned out to be an unrelated stabbing.

The incident happened on a warm Saturday night in a busy area full of bars and restaurants. More than 100 people were injured in the terrorist attack.

The attack had harrowing echoes of an attack on London's Westminster Bridge when 52-year-old British Muslim convert Khalid Masood rammed his auto into pedestrians before crashing into the barriers surrounding parliament and then stabbing a police officer to death.

Ms Jones said: "She told me in French: 'I don't know where those two other people are.' So the police are checking the Thames".

"A van came from London Bridge itself, went between the traffic light system and rammed it towards the steps".

Three attackers drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge, before getting out and stabbing patrons in Borough Market.

Fourteen people injured in the attack were taken to King's College Hospital, in Denmark Hill, south London.

Nick Brandon of the British Transport Police control room says he has received reports of an incident possibly involving a knife and a vehicle. "It looked to me that the van was aiming at the people".

Police say they are working with Royal Naval Lifeboat Institution to evacuate public from the London Bridge incident.

A British police officer was seriously injured Saturday while responding to the terror attacks at London Bridge, authorities said.

England has been under heightened alert since a bomb was detonated at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester nearly two weeks ago, killing 22 and wounding more than 100 as they left the venue.

U.S. President Donald Trump first responded to the attack by saying that his administration's controversial proposal to ban travel from six predominantly Muslim countries should be implemented.

The attack is the second on the city in three months, following the attack on Westminster Bridge and Parliament Square in March, in which the lone attacker also used a vehicle to attack pedestrians, and then attacked and killed a policeman outside Parliament with a knife.

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny is among the world leaders expressing their shock at the attack.

Dozens of emergency vehicles could be seen and a wide area around London Bridge was cordoned off as two helicopters hovered overhead.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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