Rest centre set up at London South Bank University for those caught up in terror attack

Admin (04 June, 2017) Emergency services

Southwark Council leader Peter John has condemned the attack as "pointless and horrific"

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A rest centre has been set up at London South Bank University offering refuge to those caught up in last night’s terror attack.

The centre has been set up as a place of refuge for those caught up in the attack  with British Red Cross workers  offering support and assistance.

Seven people were killed and almost 50 injured after a white van mowed down pedestrians outside the Barrowboy and Banker pub shortly after 10pm last night.

Three men were seen running from the van towards Borough Market – who are said to have then begun randomly stabbing people.

Southwark Council leader Cllr Peter John today condemned the “pointless and horrific attack”.

“This was a pointless and horrific attack which has caused real and great harm but will achieve nothing,” he said.

“Our immediate concern is helping those displaced by last night’s incidents, and we have set up a rest centre at LSBU, with colleagues from the British Red Cross on hand to offer support and assistance.

“As ever, the emergency services have responded heroically, and I would like to thank them for all they have done and continue to do following last night’s awful events.

“Just one attack of this sort is devastating, but as a city and a country we have suffered far too much in recent months.

“Southwark is an amazing borough and we are strongest when we stand together, support one another, and choose unity in the face of hatred.”

 

 

 

 

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