I only found out about this just an hour and a half or so ago when I got up at 9.20 and put the telly on.
Quote: Originally Posted by Johnnny
Ariana Grande is in town also, she was visiting kids in the hospital. Imagine her perspective atm... Poor lady she doesn't deserve this emotional stress, no one does...
She was in Manchester, not London.
Today is also the day in which her One Love Manchester Concert takes place at Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground in the city, expected to be watched by around 1 billion people.
Grande's manager, Scooter Braun, tweeted that the concert would "go ahead with greater purpose" in support of those in London.
He said: "All artists involved have been unwavering in their support this morning and are determined to carry on with the show."
London attack: Theresa May says enough is enough after seven die and 48 injured
4 June 2017
Theresa May says 'enough is enough' in wake of London Bridge terror attack as she confirms General Election will go ahead
The prime minister has said "it is time to say enough is enough" as she condemned a terror attack on "innocent and unarmed civilians" which left seven people dead and 48 injured in London.
A white van hit pedestrians on London Bridge at about 22:00 BST on Saturday, then three men got out and stabbed people in nearby Borough Market.
The three attackers, who wore fake bomb vests, were shot dead by police.
Mrs May said the UK's counter-terrorism strategy would be reviewed.
Most political parties have suspended national general election campaigning
in light of the attack, but UKIP leader Paul Nuttall said he would not follow suit because that was "precisely what extremists would want us to do".
Mrs May said full campaigning would resume on Monday and the general election would go ahead as planned on Thursday.
The prime minister has chaired a meeting of the government's Cobra emergency committee.
Most political parties have suyspended national general election campaigning in light of the attack, but UKIP leader Paul Nuttall (above) said he would not follow suit because that was "precisely what extremists would want us to do".
Counter-terrorism police are at the scene of the attack on Sunday morning
Three Jihadi terrorists have been shot dead by armed police after killing seven people and injuring at least 48 more during a horrific knife rampage in central London last night. This photo appears to show the suspects lying dead on the ground outside Wheatsheaf pub in Borough Market. The man in the centre of the image appears to be wearing an Arsenal football shirt
One of the terrorists wore an Arsenal shirt
The bodies of two men, believed to be terrorists, lie in the road in Borough Market after shots had been heard
Borough Market is an area known for its bars and restaurants which were busy on a warm summer evening.
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick praised the "extraordinary bravery" of her officers, on and off duty, who risked their lives by rushing to confront the attackers.
The three suspects were shot dead within eight minutes of the first 999 call being received.
It is the third terror attack in the UK in three months following the car and knife attack in Westminster in March, which left five people dead, and the Manchester bombing less than two weeks ago, in which 22 people were killed.
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick praised the "extraordinary bravery" of her officers, on and off duty, who risked their lives by rushing to confront the attackers
Commissioner Dick said she understood there could be a certain amount of "fear" among Londoners, but added: "The last thing we need is people over-reacting or taking out their frustrations on people in other communities or in their own communities."
Among the main developments:
- More than 80 medics were sent to the scene. The injured, some of them in critical condition, are being treated in five London hospitals
- The Met Police has set up a casualty bureau on 0800 096 1233 and 020 7158 0197 for people concerned about friends or relatives
- Two Australian citizens "have been directly impacted," says the country's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
- Four French citizens have been injured, one seriously, according to foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian
Eyewitnesses to the attack described seeing a white van travelling at high speed along London Bridge before crashing close to the Barrowboy and Banker pub.
BBC reporter Holly Jones, who was on the bridge at the time of the attack, said the van was "probably travelling at about 50 miles an hour".
"He swerved right round me and then hit about five or six people. He hit about two people in front of me and then three behind," she said.
Three men then got out and began attacking people in the nearby market - one witness, Gerard, told the BBC they were shouting "This is for Allah".
Another, Eric, told the BBC the men "ran towards the people that they nearly ran over".
"I thought, 'Oh maybe they're worried about them and trying to comfort them...
"[Then] they literally just started kicking them, punching them, they took out knives... it was a rampage really."
Steven Gibbs, who was drinking in St Christopher's Inn, just yards from the scene, told the BBC: "A black cab drove past and the driver shouted, 'Terrorist attack, run!'
"I stood up to take a look and then all of a sudden there were gunshots. Lots of people were screaming."
Steven was taken into the basement of the bar before the police came in and told everyone inside to run.
"I've never been so scared in my life".
Police and medics treated injured people and carried them away on Thrale Street near London Bridge. Members of the public were told by police to 'run as fast as they could' westbound
Dozens of ambulances lined up along the streets to ferry wounded victims to safety
The atrocity on London Bridge was captured in taxi dashcam footage which showed some of the injured being treated on the side of the road
Horrified revellers fled the scene of terror as police shouted at people to run away and hide
Petrified bystanders were pictured fleeing the chaos after the jihadists started the rampage at 10.08pm on Saturday night
A man was seen clutching an injured woman's face as she was led away on a stretcher by medics
At the scene: Cherry Wilson, BBC News website
No-one has been able to clean up the empty pint glasses on the tables outside Belushi's bar on Borough High Street - a stark reminder of what happened in London Bridge last night.
It's 8am and dozens of police cars and cordons remain in the area, blocking anyone from walking up to Borough Market, where the tragedy unfolded.
Dozens of people wait by the police cut-off areas in a confused state trying to work out how to get home or to work.
But no-one is prepared to give up.
There is a determined resilience in the air with nurses and railway workers walking miles out of their way to try to get to their jobs.
Security officer Mohammed Osman, who works on Borough High Street, had to wait for an hour before he was allowed through to his place of work.
He said: "I'm not feeling worried. I'm strong enough. These enemies are trying to divide us but we have to be together."
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the capital remained the "safest global city" and would not be cowed by terrorism.
Neil Coyle, the Labour candidate for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, praised the "amazing" response of Londoners.
"The cabbies who offered free rides, the hotels offering accommodation and people just offering a spare room, a sofa for the evening or somewhere just to charge a mobile phone, to make sure that those directly affected could keep in touch with their families and loved ones."
The police are asking anyone with photographs or videos of the incident to upload them here.
The area around the attack scene remains cordoned off on Sunday morning, with London Bridge and neighbouring Southwark Bridge both closed.
Many other roads, including Borough High Street and Lower Thames Street, are also closed, and trains are not stopping at London Bridge rail station or Tube station.
Terrorism begins to feel like the new normal
Analysis by Dominic Casciani, home affairs correspondent
With three attacks in close proximity, terrorism against soft targets is beginning to feel, to some people, like the new normal.
The brutal reality is that this kind of threat is absolutely typical of what jihadists sought to achieve in all their attacks across Europe.
Since 2013 security services in the UK have foiled 18 plots. A large proportion of those have involved suspects who set out to commit acts of violence similar to the attack on Westminster Bridge and London Bridge.
Plans to use bombs, such as at Manchester Arena, are rarer because plotters need to have the technical skills for such an appalling attack - but attacking people with cars and knives is far easier and has long been encouraged by so-called Islamic State and other jihadists.
The aim of the three attackers last night is abundantly clear - not only did they want to kill, but they almost wanted to lose their own lives.
They would've known full well that attacking people in the street would draw armed police in their direction and the fake bomb belts they were wearing would, in their own warped minds, hasten their demise.
Ambulances attended to the injured on London Bridge
People ran down Borough High Street to escape the danger
Were you in the area? Have you seen what has happened? If you are willing to do so, share with us by emailing
Please include a contact number if you are willing to speak to a BBC journalist. You can also contact us in the following ways:
London attack: Theresa May says enough is enough after seven die - BBC News
- WhatsApp: +44 7555 173285
- Send pictures/video to firstname.lastname@example.org
Upload your pictures / video here
- Tweet: @BBC_HaveYourSay
- Text an SMS or MMS to 61124 (UK) or +44 7624 800 100 (international)
Last edited by Blackleaf; Jun 4th, 2017 at 05:19 AM..