Saturday, June 3, 2017

[UPDATED] Van Hits Pedestrians In 'Major Incident' At London Bridge - Stabbings, Gunfire, Multiple Injuries

Car 'ploughs into 20 people on London Bridge'

Five jihadi terrorists shouting 'this is for Allah' have reportedly killed seven people and left dozens more injured in a horrific rampage around two locations in central London.
The men, described as being 'of Mediterranean origin', mowed down up to 20 people with a white van at 50mph on London Bridge on Saturday night, then began 'randomly stabbing' revellers with 12-inch hunting knives. 
One person has been killed at London Bridge - and one of the casualties is reportedly a police officer. 
The terrorists also stormed busy pubs and restaurants in the nearby Borough Market, where a man was reportedly stabbed five times in the chest. A 'dark-skinned' man in a red tracksuit 'calmly' stabbed a man three times, a witness said.
The gang had metal canisters strapped to their chests and two were reportedly shot dead by armed police. A search is underway for the three other men. One man has been arrested on Borough High Street.  
Two men thought to be the terrorists have been pictured lying on the ground after they were shot by police outside the Wheatsheaf pub in Borough Market.
One of the men suspected of being an attacker was pictured lying on the ground after he was shot by the police outside the Wheatsheaf pub in Borough Market. Another man was seen lying on the ground a short distance away.  
50 armed police entered Monument station with police dogs and bystanders were told to run. Bank and Monument tube stations have been closed. There are also unconfirmed reports of gunfire on Southwark Street.

Five men reportedly mowed up to 20 pedestrians down on London Bridge. The knifeman then began stabbing people in the nearby Borough Market. There are unconfirmed reports of gunfire on Southwark Street

Terrifying footage from the scene shows police officers shouting 'Clear the scene now!' as panicked pedestrians flee. London Ambulance said multiple resources were attending the area. 
The car that the three men were in have veered in an 'S shape' across the bridge and drove towards the Shard and was south of the river. There are unconfirmed reports that it is a B&Q and Hertz van.
One woman said she saw three people with what appeared to be their throats cut at London Bridge. There are also reports that a bystander was shot in the head in the crossfire and at least seven people have been stabbed.  
'The men said this is for Allah as they left the van and attacked victims. There were definitely three people sitting at the front of the van,' London Bridge eyewitness Eric Seguenzo told BBC News. 
He added: 'I thought the van was travelling on wrong side of the road, as though the brakes had failed. The white van had yellow stripes, veered to the right and people tried to jump out the way.'
It has been reported that an SAS helicopter has been deployed to central London. A black unmarked helicopter was pictured at London Bridge. 
Police are advising people who live within the London Bridge cordon to stay somewhere else tonight if they can.  
Another witness said: 'No one hurt from van impact but as the men got out the van they started kicking, punching and stabbing victims they ran over. It was a rampage.'  
The bridge is in lock down and the area around it is closed with bus routes being diverted, as armed police and a bomb squad attend the scene and boats search the Thames for bodies - amid reports that people were pushed into the water.
One witness reported seeing a van crash into a lamppost by the Barrowboy and Banker pub past the bridge.
She added: 'Just trying to get away at the moment. There are no trains leaving so we're just panicking a little.'
A bystander said a friend was in Applebee's Restaurant in Borough Market when suddenly the waiters pulled down all the shutters. 
'They looked outside and saw two men lying dead in the street, one had what looked like a suicide vest on him. Police told everyone in the restaurant to stay inside, then a minute or two later they heard two or three shots fired.'
There were also claims that a topless man had been handcuffed and taken into custody. 
Barman Alex Martinez was forced to take shelter in a bin when a knifeman stormed the Borough restaurant in which he worked.
He said: 'I remember that I was working behind the bar and one man entered into my restaurant and that's it - I remember about the third table, second one, next to the door, a man dropped everything and ran out.

London terror attack: London Bridge and Borough Market latest - at least two dead amid van attack, stabbings and gunfire

At least two people have been killed and and multiple people are injured after a string of terror attacks at landmarks across London.
London Bridge, Borough Market and Vauxhall have all been hit in what appears to be a series of coordinated attacks south of the River Thames. 
The London Bridge area is in lockdown after a white transit van ploughed into a crowd of people at speed shortly after 10pm, sparking a major incident. Witnesses reported up to 20 people injured. There were also reports of pedestrians being attacked with knives.
There were multiple reports of rapid gunfire in what one witness described as “Westminster all over again”. SAS forces are on the scene. 
Holly Jones, a BBC reporter at London Bridge when the first incident happened, said a van had swerved off the road into a crowd of pedestrians.

Knifeman shouted 'this is for Allah' - reports 

An eyewitness on London Bridge, told the BBC he saw three men stabbing people indiscriminately, shouting "this is for Allah". 
He told how he saw a van driving on the pavement with people running out of the way, before three men got out.
"They literally just started kicking them, punching them, they took out knives. It was a rampage really," he said.

Shortly before midnight police said they were attending a third incident in the Vauxhall area.
British Transport Police said they were aware of reports of “multiple” casualties.
Prime Minister Theresa May, who was understood to be at her Maidenhead constituency when she was alerted to the news, will chair a Cobra meeting first thing on Sunday morning.
Lara Al Ostta told Sky News she had been offered a lift by a stranger.
"We saw people running. We got into the nearest car, somebody offered us a lift. We saw a body on the floor people around him," she said. 
"We got to London Bridge, there were two pedestrians on the bridge
""We saw someone covered in blood. His shorts were covered in blood. I have never seen anything like it."
Quoting a further eye witness, Sky reported that an assailant came into a restaurant in Borough Market brandishing a foot long knife, there were four other assailants outside. Diners hurled chairs and bottles to force them back.

Van Hits Pedestrians in 'Major Incident' at London Bridge, Reports of Stabbings, Gunfire Multiple Injuries

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