London Bridge attack treated as '˜terrorist incident'

Police have confirmed that incidents at London Bridge and nearby Borough Market are 'terrorist incidents'.

Sunday, 4th June 2017, 2:05 am
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:51 pm
Armed police on Borough High Street as police deal with a "major incident" at London Bridge. Picture: PA

Holly Jones, a BBC reporter at the bridge when the incident happened, said a van had swerved off the road into a crowd of pedestrians.

“A white van driver came speeding - probably about 50mph - veered of the road into the crowds of people who were walking along the pavement,” she told BBC News.

“He swerved right round me and then hit about five or six people. He hit about two people in front of me and then three behind.

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I’d say there are about four severely injured people. They all have paramedics assisting them at the moment.”

The Metropolitan Police posted on Twitter: “We are dealing with an incident on #LondonBridge, when we have more information we will update this twitter feed.”

Armed police on Borough High Street as police deal with a "major incident" at London Bridge. Picture: PA
A helicopter lands on London Bridge as police respond to three incidents in the capital. Picture: PA
People run down Borough High Street as police are dealing with a "major incident" at London Bridge. Picture: PA
Emergency personnel on London Bridge. Picture: PA
Armed police on Borough High Street as police deal with a "major incident" at London Bridge. Picture: PA
A helicopter lands on London Bridge as police respond to three incidents in the capital. Picture: PA
People run down Borough High Street as police are dealing with a "major incident" at London Bridge. Picture: PA
Emergency personnel on London Bridge. Picture: PA