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BREAKING: London Bridge terror as van ploughs into pedestrians – ‘multiple fatalities’

AT LEAST two people have died after being struck by a van on London Bridge this evening in an incident one police officer at the scene described as a “terror attack”.
At least two dead after white van plows into crowd on London Bridge

  • Shots fired at scene and victims suffering from knife wounds

  • Police also responding to second incident in Borough Market – possible stabbing

  • Three suspects, possibly armed, wanted by police

  • Third incident reported by police in Vauxhall

  • At least one person taken into custody

  • Theresa May to hold COBRA meeting early tomorrow morning

Witnesses told a white van had appeared to purposefully hit pedestrians on the bridge at 10.08pm.

One witness comforting her distraught friend told our reporter at the scene: “We saw a vehicle mow down like five or six people.”

A police officer at the scene urged people to run from the bridge.

She told us: “This is a terror attack.”

Two other incidents are ongoing in Borough Market and Stockwell, where police confirmed shots had been fired.


 Met Police said they are also attending a second incident at Borough Market.

Video shows armed police searching Katzenjammers restaurant.

Officers said shots had been fired in Borough Market.

CNN are quoting a witness as saying a waitress was stabbed in the throat while a man was stabbed in the back.

Police have said another incident is now ongoing in Vauxhall.

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Witnesses by Monument Station near London Bridge

Another reporter at the scene said: “London Bridge closed at both ends. Sniffer dogs out.

“Witness Ibrahim was walking along the bridge and saw a van ‘mount the kerb and start running over pedestrians’.

“He thinks there were two people involved – driver and one who jumped out and started stabbing people.”

Police arrive at London Bridge after serious incident outside pub

 Martin Lucas said on Twitter: “Van drove into people on London Bridge, this is happening now. Really hope all are ok. We are in the middle of it.”

And Tony Murphy told Sky News: “About half an hour ago there was tremendous gunfire that started.

“I thought at first it was fireworks. That was the first instance and only afterwards the emergency started but the whole incident started with gunfire it was significant gunfire, it went on for 10 minutes.”


There are also unconfirmed reports of a knife attack following the incident

Police flood out of Southwark Police Station after serious incident

 Police have advised people to keep away from the area. The Shard and the News Building are on lockdown.

The Met urged people in the three affected areas to run, hide and call the police.

It tweeted that people must “RUN – to a place of safety. This is a better option than to surrender or negotiate. If there’s nowhere to go then…

“HIDE – turn your phone to silent and turn off vibrate. Barricade yourself in if you can.

“TELL – the police by calling 999 when it is safe to do so.”

A police helicopter is at the scene along with numerous ambulances and police vehicles.

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Police at the scene of the incident in London Bridge

Armed police arrive at London Bridge after serious incident

 Dozens of people were on the bridge at the time of the attack and were being questioned by police.

Many were in tears while at least one appeared to be suffering from shock.

This is a developing story. More to follow…