Frenchman killed in London attack: French minister Jean-Yves Le Drian

Elias Hubbard
June 5, 2017

A police officer, right, speaks with marchers near Borough Market in London, Sunday, June 4, 2017.

"There was a vehicle with a loudspeaker saying "go, go" and they (police) threw a grenade. and then I ran", he said. Australia said one of its citizens was among the injured.

May said Saturday's attack does not appear to be connected to the a suicide bombing last month that killed 22 people after an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester or another attack on pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in March.

His injuries are described as serious, though the stabs missed his vital organs.

The Ministry said the High Commission in London was in touch with Mr Dowling's family and was providing consular assistance.

Rowley said police were confident that the three men fatally shot by officers in the minutes after the assault were the only attackers, but there was "clearly more to do" in the investigation. He said police were making significant progress in identifying the men, but gave no details.

"They had already attacked and killed members of the public and had to be stopped immediately".

The attackers were wearing what were later found to be fake explosive vests.

London police arrested 12 people in the Barking district of east London in connection with the attack and raids were continuing there, the force said.

Candice Hedge is one of 48 people believed to be recovering in hospitals across the capital after one of the terrorists ran up and cut her neck as she sat in a bar. Some people hurled chairs, bottles and glasses at the attackers to stop them. They are terrorists. Run.' And then he turned around and then they just stabbed him multiple times.

"I'm still in shock". "I'm quite lucky to be here".

The suspects then wreaked havoc for several terrifying minutes, entering several pubs and restaurants while stabbing as many people as they could reach. Campaigning will resume Monday for the election Thursday.

Condemning the attack, Theresa May said it was "time to say enough is enough".

The three attackers exited the vehicle and began attacking patrons. Among them was a British Transport Police officer hospitalized in stable condition after showing "enormous courage in the face of danger, as did many others who were at the scene and rushed to help", Chief Constable Paul Crowther said.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick praised their "extraordinary bravery".

Less than two weeks ago, a suicide bomber killed 22 children and adults at a concert by USA singer Ariana Grande in Manchester in northern England. Saturday's attack occurred just days ahead of a June 8 United Kingdom parliamentary election that has tightened unexpectedly in recent days, and weeks after a suicide bomber left more than 20 people dead at a concert in Manchester.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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