Late last night Terror once again came to the streets of London which began with a van crashing into pedestrians on London Bridge, A number of men then piled out the Van and entered the area of Borough Market and began stabbing people.
The Met Police quickly declared the incident an act of Terror, A number of witnesses reported a van driving into and hitting several people.
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) June 3, 2017
Many people believed the van was travelling at around 50mph mounting the kerb and swerving into a number of people as it went along the pavement.
It is believed the van hot about five or six people before it crashed and then the armed attackers got out and ran towards the Borough Market and began stabbing people.
One eyewitness said the attackers ‘were slashing at people at random’ members of the public were forced to take cover under tables and in basements.
Gun fire was then heard within the Borough Market area of London it was later confirmed that armed police officers shot dead three suspects.
At the same time a stabbing occurred in Vauxhall which police believed could be linked to the attacks but they quickly said this was not connected to the two other incidents.
Police have sadly confirmed that 7 people have tragically died during the attack and that 48 people were injured in the attack.
— London Ambulance (@Ldn_Ambulance) June 4, 2017
Walking wounded were treated at a local hotel paramedics. It is believed that one police officer was hurt in the attack.
It was intially believed that there were 5 attackers armed with knifes police have now confirmed that they believe there was three attackers and these have all been shot dead by police who responded to the incident within eight minutes.
All three suspects are believed to have been wearing fake suicide vests, live footage was also caputed of police arresting a number of people in the moments after the attacks.
The Met Police have confirmed that the incident is now under control and that they believe all the attackers have been caught.
The Counter Terrorism Command is now leading the investigation.
If you’re worried about your friends or family, you can call the Met’s Casualty Bureau on 0800 096 1233 or 020 7158 0197.
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