UK News London Bridge terror attack: what we know

19:55  29 november  2019
19:55  29 november  2019 Source:   theweek.co.uk

Sadiq Khan hails ‘breathtaking heroism’ after public takes on terrorist

  Sadiq Khan hails ‘breathtaking heroism’ after public takes on terrorist Mayor Sadiq Khan has praised the “breathtaking heroism” of members of the public who “literally ran towards danger” to tackle [] The post Mayor Sadiq Khan hails ‘breathtaking heroism’ after members of public tackle terrorist appeared first on CityAM.Multiple videos have emerged showing passers-by helping to detain the man believed to have carried out multiple stabbings.

London Bridge attack . Image copyright Met Police. Image caption Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones A man who stabbed two people to death and wounded three others in a " terror -related" attack was Image caption Saskia Jones was killed in the London Bridge attack . The family of Ms Jones paid

The attack began at 9:58 (8:58 GMT) on Saturday when a white van approaching from the north side of London Bridge veered off the road and mowed down a group of pedestrians. The van was “recently hired” by one of the attackers , police said. While the police did not confirm the exact number of

a police car parked on a city street © Provided by The Week

Police officers have shot dead a man suspected of carrying out a terrorist attack on London Bridge in which several people were stabbed.

Despite reports suggesting that the attacker was wearing explosives, Metropolitan Police assistant commissioner Neil Basu said the device was believed to be a hoax.

A cordon remains in place while searches continue to ensure that there is no ongoing threat to the public. The Met said more officers would be on duty to ensure public saftey.

At this stage, the circumstances relating to the incident at #LondonBridge remain unclear. However, as a precaution, we are currently responding to this incident as though it is terror-related.One man has been shot by police. We will provide further information when possible.

‘Hero’ bystanders took down the London Bridge attacker. They’re not the first to fight back.

  ‘Hero’ bystanders took down the London Bridge attacker. They’re not the first to fight back. Ordinary people, extraordinary courage.In the dramatic footage, one member of the public can be seeing fleeing the scene holding a large knife — allegedly taken from the hands of the attacker to prevent him from inflicting further damage. In the video, other members of the public can be seen surrounding the suspect and seemingly helping police officers restrain him.

What happened around London Bridge ? The van-and-knife attack saw three men bring carnage to the streets of the capital, ploughing into Both incidents were soon declared by the Metropolitan Police as terror attacks , while a separate stabbing incident at Vauxhall was confirmed as unrelated.

How the London Bridge terror attack unfolded – video report. The attacker has been identified as Usman Khan and was previously jailed for an al-Qaida inspired bomb plot. Scotland Yard is investigating the 28-year-old, who was known to the authorities and fitted with an electronic tag to

— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) 29 November 2019

Videos circulated on social media show members of the public tackling a man, struggling to hold him down, shortly before 2pm this afternoon. A man wearing a suit and tie backs away from the struggle, appearing to hold a knife that has been taken from the suspect.

One by one, members of the public are pulled away from the suspect by an armed police officer, as two others aim their weapons at him at close range.

When the last civilian is pulled away, he appears to try to get up. Sky News reports that police then appear to fire two shots, heard on the video, and the suspect lies on the ground.

Borough Market and the area around London Bridge has been shut off, according to the BBC, and a number of office buildings, bars and restaurants on the area placed on lockdown. King’s College London says its Guy’s Campus has been “temporarily locked down”.

London Bridge 'terror attack': Witnesses 'run like hell' after gunshots

  London Bridge 'terror attack': Witnesses 'run like hell' after gunshots Witnesses have described how they "ran like hell" after hearing gunshots following a knife attack on London Bridge. At least one civilian has been killed and several others were injured in the stabbing, which police are treating as terror-related.A man was shot by officers on the bridge following the attack. Police say a suspect has been detained.Witness Jackie Bensfield, 32, described how she asked to be let off a bus on the bridge after she heard "five or six" gunshots. © Other Emergency services are at the scene.

Seven people were killed in a terror attack in London late Saturday before police shot dead three attackers , the Metropolitan Police say. Here's what we know . First incident: London Bridge . The van entered the bridge at 9:58 p.m. local time (4:58 pm ET), Metropolitan Police said Sunday.

AN inquest into the victims of the London Bridge terror attack began revealing tales of heroism and tragedy. Her devastated family confirmed she died in her fiance's arms after she was hit by the terrorists van on London Bridge . At an inquest into the victim's deaths her partner Tyler Ferguson

London Ambulance Service despatched a number of crews to the scene, while London’s Air Ambulance charity was also dispatched to the area.

Police urged people to use “common sense and restraint” when considering posting pictures and videos of the incident online. They have however asked that the public shares any pictures or footage with their officers.

In a statement posted to Twitter, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said: “The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that as a precaution the horrendous incident at London Bridge is being treated as though it is terror-related.

“It has been confirmed that people were injured in the attack. My heart goes out to them, their families and all affected.”

Boris Johnson has returned to Downing Street from his constituency to where he will receive further information in relation to the incident. He will receive a personal briefing shortly.

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