Police in London have confirmed the death of nine peeple including three attackers in last night’s act of terrorism.
A statement from the Metropolitan Police said, “The ongoing operation is led by the Met, working closely with British Transport Police, City of London Police, the London Ambulance Service and the London Fire Brigade.
“At this stage, we believe that six people have died in addition to the three attackers shot dead by police. And at least 20 casualties have been taken to six hospitals across London.”
It came after police last night said that they were dealing with a serious incident on London Bridge amidst reports that several pedestrians had been stabbed.
In a tweet, London’s Metropolitan Police said, “We are dealing with an incident on #LondonBridge, when we have more information we will update this twitter feed.”
We are dealing with an incident on #LondonBridge, when we have more information we will update this twitter feed.
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) June 3, 2017
Sky News reporter, Paul Smith said that several people had been stabbed.
His tweet said, “Reports suggest a van mounted the pavement hitting pedestrians and people have been stabbed.”
Reports suggest a van mounted the pavement hitting pedestrians and people have been stabbed. #LondonBridge
— Paul Smith (@Journo_Paul) June 3, 2017
BBC, meanwhile, reported that there were a number of casualties after an incident that possibly involved a vehicle and a knife.
Police are believed to be searching for three suspects.
10 Downing Street said, “The prime minister is in contact with officials and is being regularly updated on the incident at London Bridge.”
The cops say that there’s a second incident taking place at London’s Borough Market.
Minutes later they tweeted about a third incident near Vauxhall.
Their tweet said, Officers are now responding to an incident in the #Vauxhall area.”
A reporter from news agency, Press Association, Ryan Hooper, said that police were advising people who lived within the London Bridge cordon to stay somewhere else tonight if they can.
Police have closed the London Bridge for commuters. Serious incident in UK usually mean it’s either a major criminal or terrorist act.
Will Orton, who was at a pub nearby when the incident happened, said, “Lots of people came running inside, we didn’t really know what was going on. We thought maybe there was a fight or something outside. And then there were almost hundreds of people coming inside.
“The bouncers did a really good job, they shut the doors and locked everyone in. There was panic – it seemed like it was literally outside the door. People were coming inside and saying they had witnessed people being stabbed.”
This comes just days after a suicide bomber had killed two dozen people during a concert in Manchester.