Wednesday, 28 June, 2017

Vehicle hits pedestrians on London Bridge, some said to be hurt

Armed police on Borough High Street as police are dealing with Armed police on Borough High Street as police are dealing with a"major incident at London Bridge
Madeline Patrick | 04 June, 2017, 06:48

Gabriele Sciotto, who had been in the area watching the Champions League Final, said he ran towards the scene of the attack after three alleged assailants mowed down a crowd of pedestrians on the bridge before stabbing people in the Borough Market area. But they said later that turned out to be an unrelated stabbing.

A witness told MSNBC he heard "six to eight gunshots" near the London Bridge area. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday June 3, 2017.

Scotland Yard said in a series of tweets: "From 10.08pm, officers responded to reports of a vehicle in collision with pedestrians on London Bridge".

Soon after, reports started coming in of stabbings at Borough Market, a nearby area full of bars and restaurants surrounding a popular food market.

Prime Minister Theresa May said: "This is a fast moving investigation".

"Our thoughts are with those who are caught up in these awful events", she added.

According to a statement from Downing Street, "The Prime Minister is in contact with officials and is being regularly updated on the incident at London Bridge".

She said a white transit van had knocked several pedestrians over, estimating five or six casualties injured or seriously injured.

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He said trains were not stopping at London Bridge and Borough Market. "Some of them were coming by vehicle, some of them were running. He was being stabbed quite coldly and he slumped to the ground". Another man was seen lying on the ground a short distance away in the photograph. He said he saw someone jump into the water to avoid being hit. Police tweeted that Londoners should "remain calm but be alert and vigilant". Basically lots of people came running inside, we didn't really know what was going on.

"There are a lot of people that appear to be injured".

"The bouncers did a really good job, they shut the doors and locked everyone in", he added.

BBC reporter Holly Jones, who was on the bridge at the time, said she saw a man driving the van "probably traveling about 50 miles an hour". Eyewitnesses told The Sun that several people were stabbed by "two to three men armed with 12-inch-long knives".

There were also reports that shots were fired with multiple people "seriously injured". "They all have paramedics assisting them at the moment", she said.

Police boats were searching the river - apparently looking for people who may have been thrown off the bridge, she said.

One witness, Mark Roberts, told CNN he was on the bridge when a van came swerving down the roadway at a high rate of speed.

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