Seven killed in London Bridge attack

Written by staff reporter
2017-06-05

Seven people have been killed and 48 injured following a terrorist attack at London Bridge on Saturday night. ISIL has claimed responsibility for the attack in which a vehicle mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge before the attackers stabbed patrons of bars nearby.

Police officers shot and killed the three attackers within eight minutes of the first emergency call.

This is the third terrorist attack in the country in three months. Prime Minister Theresa May said in a statement Sunday that security and intelligence agencies and police have disrupted five credible plots since the Westminster attack in March.

"In terms of their planning and execution, the recent attacks are not connected," she stated. "But we believe we are experiencing a new trend in the threat we face, as terrorism breeds terrorism, and perpetrators are inspired to attack not only on the basis of carefully-constructed plots after years of planning and training – and not even as lone attackers radicalised online – but by copying one another and often using the crudest of means of attack."

As at 09:30 on Monday 5 June, London Bridge Underground station has reopened and is operating a normal service. All entrances/exits to London Bridge station have now reopened with the exception of Borough High Street. Transport for London says because of this reduced access, the station may be busier than usual.

Drivers are able to drive northbound only over London Bridge.


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