Pedestrians have reportedly been hit by a white van on London Bridge
- Eyewitnesses tell the BBC several people are injured
- Armed officers and paramedics at working at the scene
- Police say they are also responding to an incident in Borough Market, near London Bridge
- Downing Street says Prime Minister Theresa May is being regularly updated
- London Bridge railway station is closed while transport police deal with the incident
- Transport for London says the bridge is closed to all traffic
PANIC AT LONDON BRIDGE
London Bridge incident: Terror attack fears as van ploughs into up to 20 pedestrians including a police officer ‘with more stabbed’ as shots fired and wounded treated in street.
By Mark Hodge and Neal Baker
3rd June 2017
THREE terrorists drove a van into pedestrians at 50mph on London Bridge before attacking revellers with hunting knives.
Up to seven people were feared dead and 20 hurt in the 10pm attack – amid a second ‘attack’ at nearby Borough Market which armed police are responding to.
The Metropolitan Police have confirmed a third incident in the Vauxhall area after tweeting “you must run, hide and tell.”
Shots have been fired in the London Bridge area as armed cops were believed to have shot dead two of the men, with a search underway for the third man.
Terrified people have fled while one officer is said to have been “seriously injured” as “multiple” casualties have been confirmed by British Transport Police.
Eye witnesses confirm that several bodies are “strewn on the ground” and people are receiving CPR after being randomly stabbed by “two to three men armed 12 inch long knives.”
A bomb squad has reportedly arrived on the scene.
Several gun shots have been fired amid the ensuing chaos.
A Sun journalist at the scene tweeted that he saw one man being led away by police in cuffs.
The white van which reportedly crashed into pedestrians was said to be travelling at around 50mph.
A cab driver told The Sun that he was stuck at traffic lights when he saw a transit van smash into London Bridge.
He heard gunshots and says a police was hurt.
Casualties were seen being taken away from Tito’s restaurant on London Bridge Street with blood on the steps of the eatery.
In horrifying footage taken from the scene, police can be heard shouting “clear the area, now” while screaming people can be seen running in fear for their lives.
One terrified woman said she was at a restaurant and police swarmed on the area.
She said police were firing weapons. “We had to run,” “There was loads of shooting.”
Officers were seen dragging startled diners and revellers out of restaurants and bars and telling them to run.
A witness named Martin said: “There’s been about eight of them stabbed. I ran up to see if they were all right but people were already with them. I was bloody terrified
“I thought is that real? If we had of been on the other side of the road, it could have been us.”
A number of trains stations have been closed in the capital including London Bridge, Waterloo East, London Charing Cross and London Cannon Street.
A Downing Street spokesman said: “The Prime Minister is in contact with officials and is being regularly updated on the incident at London Bridge.”
An eye-witness who was standing with his wife at the entrance of London Bridge underground station described the attacker and how he “coldly” attacked a man.
“We saw people running away and then I saw a man with quite a large blade, at least 10-inches, stabbing a man three times.
“He was stabbing him quite coldly, and then the victim slumped to the ground.”
Describing the attacker, he said: “I think he was black, dark-skinned, red tracksuit on, with a red hoodie.
“He walked quite boldly along with another guy in the direction of the Southwark Tavern pub.
“Glass bottles and tables were thrown at them, and then we heard gunshots.”
Source and video HERE
They say there was no warning but I am betting in the days to come, someone will have been on the radar.
This is only a taste of what is coming if countries don’t wise up unfortunately.
The same should be a worry here as well.