London Bridge: Two members of public killed in terror attack

Josh Salisbury (29 November, 2019) Crime

It is said the suspect shot is a convicted terrorist that was released from jail after agreeing for his movements being monitored by a tag.

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Two members of the public were killed in today’s terror incident on London Bridge another three are being treated in hospital.

Police said the incident, at around 2pm, saw a man wearing a hoax bomb vest stab members of the public at Fishmonger Hall at the north end of London Bridge, before being tackled by brave heroes.

He was shot dead at the scene by police and cordons remain in place. London Bridge station has re-opened.

Two of those members of the public died as a result of the stab wounds. Another three are in hospital suffering from stab wounds.

This has been confirmed by Scotland Yard and that it would provide further details of those injured when possible.

Statement from AC Neil Basu following incident in London Bridge

Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier this evening said that anyone else involved in this afternoon’s attack “will be hunted down and will be brought to justice.”

He also paid tribute to the work of the emergency services in responding to the attacker, saying they represent “the best of our country.”

READ MORE: ‘I’ve never been so scared’: London Bridge terror incident witnesses tell of fear as suspect shot dead and several injured

Mayor Sadiq Khan has also paid tribute to the work of the emergency services in responding to the broad daylight attack, as well as the heroic members of the public who have been seen on video footage restraining the suspect.

The view at the scene this afternoon

He said: “Terrorism is cowardly and evil. We must and we will stand united and resolute in the face of terror.

“Those who seek to attack us and divide us will never succeed.”

Witnesses at the scene described their fear to the News after having to shelter under the tables at Borough Market during the incident.

“There was an awful moment, there was a shout and you saw everyone running for their lives,” said witness 65-year-old Rob Underwood.

“We dived to the floor, we saw a yellow flash and a sound, it was like a firecracker going off.

“We were so scared when we were lying on the floor and you hear all these stories of people pretending to be dead.

“Then in about two or three minutes it all happened again and people were running the other way.”

Another witness, Olivia Bizot, said: ““I was on my bike coming on my way here when I heard this explosion.”

“But I didn’t realise it was gun-shots. The police came and I saw massive floods of people running.”

Helicopter pictured over London Bridge

This afternoon’s attack, which has been declared terror-related, comes two years after June 2017’s attack which saw eight innocent people killed in a terror atrocity on the bridge.

The three terrorists were shot dead at the scene.

It is said the suspect shot is a convicted terrorist that was released from jail after agreeing for his movements being monitored by a tag.

Anyone with information that could assist with the investigation can call the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.

Police continue to search the area and say they are keeping an “open mind” to the motive of the attack.

 

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