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London Bridge terror attack
Police attend to an incident near London Bridge in London, Britain Hannah Mckay/Reuters
  • A white van swerved off the road and ploughed into pedestrians near London Bridge around 10pm on Saturday (3 June)
  • The attackers then fled the van and began a stabbing spree in Borough Market area.
  • Police responded and all three assailants were shot dead "within 8 minutes" of the first call. A British Transport Police officer received stab injuries in the face
  • The attackers' identities are not known. All three attackers were wearing fake suicide vests.
  • The police have confirmed seven deaths so far from the attacks. None of the victims have been named yet. Read full story here

Aftermath of the attack

  • US' SITE Intelligence agency said Isis has claimed responsibility for the attack
  • Armed police make 12 arrests in Barking, east London
  • First images from the attack scene
  • London Ambulance Service said it ferried at least 48 injured to five hospitals; people with less severe injuries were treated at the scene. As of Sunday afternoon, there were 36 people still in hospital, with 21 in critical condition.
  • US President Donald Trump was among the first leaders to denounce the attack; he also held a phone call with British Prime Minister Theresa May

Tips and travel advice

  • Met Police urged people to continue to avoid Borough High St & Market, Montague Cl & Stoney St areas on Monday, 5 June, as well.
  • Police have opened a casualty bureau, which can be contacted via the telephone numbers 0800 096 1233 and 020 7158 0197
  • Authorities have appealed to the public to share any information they have which would be helpful for the investigation
  • Malaysia Airlines said it is refunding tickets to those who want to cancel their travel plans to London
  • Residences and businesses offered shelter to stranded people in London using the hashtag #SofaForLondon

Watch out report from the scene of the terror attack by London Bridge and Borough.

Terror incidents at London Bridge and Borough Market with multiple casualties Reuters
04:04

The Met Police has urged people to continue to avoid Borough High St & Market, Montague Cl & Stoney St areas that will remain cordoned off even on Monday, 5 June.

02:26

One of the three men involved in the terror incident that killed seven and wounded dozens in central London had been reported to police over his extremist views, according to reports.

A friend of the attacker, who is not being named at the request of the police, told BBC Asian Network that he had contacted authorities after realising the man had extremist views, while a neighbour had said she had reported him after he had attempted to radicalise her children.

02:17

There will be a minute's silence on Tuesday 6 June to commemorate those who were killed and injured in the London attacks.

The silence will be observed from 11am and flags will remain at half-mast on Whitehall government buildings. There will also be a vigil in potters Fields Park next to City Hall on Tuesday evening from 6pm.

02:12

London Bridge station will reopen on Monday but commuters have been warned to avoid the station if possible because of overcrowding.

The central London station is expected to be open time for rush hour on Monday morning, while Borough Underground station reopened on Sunday evening.

01:57

The US president Donald Trump has described the attacks in London as "evil slaughter", and said it would do everything it could to help bring those responsible to justice.

"This bloodshed must end. This bloodshed will end."

He made no mention of his earlier criticism of London mayor Sadiq Khan.

01:51
Brandenburg Gate
The Brandenburg Gate is illuminated with the colours of the British flag to show solidarity with the victims of London's recent attack, in Berlin, Germany, June 4, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Mang Reuters

Germany has expressed solidarity with the UK, lighting up the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin with the Union flag.

23:36

The Met Police has said that among the 12 arrests in Barking, 11 people were detained at one address, while a 38-year-old woman was arrested at another.

There were five males and six women arrested, ranging in ages from 19 to 55.

22:53

The first victim has been named as Canadian woman, Christine Archibald, according to Sky News.

She had moved to London to be with her fiance, her family said in a statement: "We grieve the loss of our beautiful loving daughter and sister she had room in her heart for everyone and believed strongly that every person was to be valued and respected."

22:42

The so-called Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the London Bridge attack.

Its news outlet Amaq, on the messaging app Telegram, said "a security unit of Islamic State fighters carried out the London attacks yesterday".

22:37

London's Metropolitan Police have said they made 11 of the 12 arrests on Sunday at one property. Those detained range in age from 19 to 60.

Assistant commissioner Mark Rowley said."I would like to assure them and the public that this is directly assisting the progression of the investigation and confirm we will release the identities of the three men directly responsible for the attacks ... as soon as operationally possible."

20:54
Manchester
General view during the One Love Manchester benefit concert for the victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain, June 4, 2016. Reuters

Meanwhile in Manchester, the One Love benefit concert has been going down a storm as the northern city shows solidarity with London, both having been at the centre of terror attacks.

Performers paid tribute to those affected by the terror attacks. Pharrell Williams said: "I'm bowing because despite all the things that have happened here, I don't smell or feel or hear or see any fear.

"We feel love resilience and positivity."

Meanwhile, Miley Cyrus, who also sang the song, added: "For me the most important responsibility we have on this entire planet is to take care of one another. And look what we're doing today and how amazing that is."

20:04

Leaders of the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) have said they will increase their efforts to combat Islamic extremism in the UK.

Secretary general Harun Rashid said: "Today's attack makes us all angry, it makes me angry. And we want to do something about it. That is why we agree with the Prime Minister that things must change. Enough is enough.

"We are ready to have those difficult conversations, as equal citizens with an equal stake in this fight.

"I am pleased that the Prime Minister is speaking about conversation, it implies that we must listen to one another and work together to be part of a truly United Kingdom," he said, according to Sky News.

19:47
Canada PM Trudeau addresses CERAWeek 2017
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has expressed his condolences at news that a Canadian was killed in the London terror attack CERAWeek/IHS Markit

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has reacted to news that a Canadian was among those killed in the London Bridge terror attack.

In a statement he said: "I am heartbroken that a Canadian is among those killed. We grieve with the families and friends of those who have lost loved ones, and wish all those injured a speedy and full recovery."

19:21

The French president Emmanuel Macron has led the chorus of condemnation from world leaders and has said that France was "more than ever at Britain's side".

It comes as it emerged that one French national was among the dead while several other French citizens were wounded, four of whom are in a critical condition.

18:28

BBC reporter Holly Jones was at the scene during the attacks and was one of the first people to call 999.

She has been speaking to the BBC.

"The van was zigzagging along the pavement and it looked like it was aiming for groups of people," she said. "He hit two people in front of me that were about five metres in front, swerved back round again, and just clipped a girl who was walking towards me. Didn't touch her, and she had headphones in, and I just saw the shock and look on her face as it kind of veered around her.

"At this point is when I saw the driver of the vehicle, definitely intentional, he didn't look scared he just looked focused. I'd almost like to say the word demented – that's what he looked like.

"That's when he was heading straight towards me."

17:55

Uber has denied earlier reports that it raised prices after the attack to take advantage of people caught up in the incident who needed a lift home.

17:23

Armed police continue to be present in East Ham's Barking Road where witnesses say officers have carried out a number of arrests.

Dramatic pictures on social media showed the busy high street in lock down, with several police vehicles and dozens of officers in the area.

Police were seen aiming firearms at the windows of a flat above a betting shop.

It is not yet clear whether the latest police activity is connected to last night. It comes after 12 terror suspects were arrested during raids in Barking this morning.

The owner of Sam's Chicken Shop, next door to the flat raided by police, has been speaking to the Daily Telegraph.

Mathu Sivahran, who witnessed the raid, said a Romanian man and his girlfriend lived at the flat.

She said: "It had happened two hours ago, around 2.15pm. We saw armed police running around the rooftop, they shouted 'put your hands up', they surrounded them.

"Then they brought out five black guys and the Romanian guys and his girlfriend.

"One of the black guys was wearing full Islamic headdress.

"The Romanian people came in quite a lot. He was a nice, quiet boy. Always very good boy when he ordered food."

16:57

A former police chief has attacked police cuts imposed while Theresa May was Home Secretary.

Speaking to Sky News in the wake of last night's attack, Peter Kirkham also accused the government of lying about the number of armed officers in Britain.

Read our full story here:

London Bridge attacks: Ex-Met Police officer's attack on Theresa May's police cuts goes viral

16:39

Rowley said the investigation into the attack has made good progress but that there "remains much more to do".

Earlier today 12 people were arrested following police raids in Barking. There is a continued police presence in the area.

"We're making significant progress in identifying the three attackers and confirming the fact there were no other suspects at the scene when the attack was carried out," Rowley said.

"Work is undergoing to understand more about them, about their connections and whether they were assisted and supported by anyone else.

"There is clearly more to do and we will work relentlessly to get to the facts."

16:36

Met Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley has been giving an update on the investigation into last night's attack.

He said eight armed officers opened fire as they hunted down the assailants, firing about 50 rounds in total.

A member of the public suffered a gunshot wound and is being treated in hospital, he added. All three suspected terrorists – who police say were wearing fake suicide bombing vests – were killed in the gunfire.

Rowley also said the van used to plough into pedestrians on London Bridge "was recently hired by one of the suspects".

16:16

Canada's Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has said one of the victims killed in last night's attack was Canadian, Press Association reports.

Seven people in total lost their lives, on top of the three suspected attackers shot dead by armed police.

He said: "Canada strongly condemns the senseless attack that took place last night in London, United Kingdom, which killed and injured many innocent people. I am heartbroken that a Canadian is among those killed.

"We grieve with the families and friends of those who have lost loved ones, and wish all those injured a speedy and full recovery.

"Londoners and people across the United Kingdom have always displayed strength and resilience in the face of adversity. We recently witnessed this after the attacks in Manchester and in the Westminster area of London. This time will be no different.

"These hateful acts do not deter us; they only strengthen our resolve. Canadians stand united with the British people. We will continue to work together with the United Kingdom and all our allies to fight terrorism and bring perpetrators to justice.

"The Government of Canada will not comment further at this time out of respect for the family."

15:25

IBTimes UK reporter Ian Silvera has been speaking with people who were at London Bridge or Borough Market during last night's attack.

One restaurant owner said some of his staff were ex-military. They helped protect about 130 customers who were eating as the attack unfolded, he said.

Restaurant owner says anti-terror training saved customers and staff from London Bridge terrorists IBT

15:16

There is a police presence near East Ham Town Hall in Barking.

Pictures and videos posted on social media show a police cordon and several police cars.

It is not immediately clear if it is related the last night's attack. Earlier today police arrested 12 people in other raids in Barking.

14:54

Following Theresa May's calls for big internet companies to end the "safe space" she says is provided to extremists online, Facebook has issued a statement.

The social media platform said: "We want to provide a service where people feel safe. That means we do not allow groups or people that engage in terrorist activity, or posts that express support for terrorism."

The full statement can be read here: