Terror in London, attack at Borough Market

Armed police have poured into the London Bridge area

Armed police have evacuated London Bridge and surrounding streets amid reports of a white van veering into people walking on the pavement.

 

Police and ambulance could be seen on the south side of London Bridge
Police and ambulance could be seen on the south side of London Bridge

What happened?

Armed police and ambulances were called to reports of a white van hitting several people on London Bridge 22:08 BST on Saturday.

The area, including London Bridge station, was closed. Eyewitness reports said the van mounted the pavement of the bridge.

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Police have said there has been “more than one” person killed on London Bridge.

British Transport Police confirmed at 23:15 that there were “a number” of casualties and said there was an “incident that possibly involved a van and a knife”.

London Ambulance Service said “multiple resources” were sent to the scene.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed a second armed response to nearby Borough Market where there were reports of stabbings. Police said shots have been fired.

A third police unit has been sent to the Vauxhall area.

Map of London Bridge area


What is currently happening?

Injured people are being treated on London Bridge and being moved from the scene.

Armed police are also at Borough Market, which is on the south side of London Bridge. The Met confirmed shots were fired.

The area around the bridge has been cordoned off.

London Bridge and Borough stations have been closed and trains are passing straight through.

Network Rail also said Waterloo East, Charing Cross and Cannon Street stations have been closed.

Police boats are searching the River Thames for anyone who may have fallen from the bridge.

Armed police are also in the Vauxhall area of south London.

Fatalities have been confirmed.

Prime Minister Theresa May and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan are being kept “regularly updated” on events. – BBC

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