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London police report 'incident' on London Bridge

London police report 'incident' on London Bridge

Witnesses reported a vehicle hitting pedestrians and injured people on the ground.

Other eyewitnesses said three men came out of the van and started stabbing people at random with 12-inch knives close to the bridge, an area popular with tourists and citydwellers alike.

London Ambulance Service tweeted: "Multiple resources attending an incident at #LondonBridge, please avoid the area".

One witness told the BBC she saw a speeding white van veering into pedestrians at London Bridge.

London Bridge was closed in both directions, British Transport Police said.

Other witnesses reported seeing as many as three attackers with knives.

Multiple news agencies report that a white van drove into a crowd of pedestrians Saturday night at London Bridge in the heart of the British capital.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed the incidents at London Bridge and also at Borough Market where terror attacks.

Transport for London said busy London Bridge station was closed at the request of police.

Metropolitan Police said the acts of violence were "declared as terrorist incidents".

Police boats were searching the river - apparently looking for people who may have been thrown off the bridge.

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Also Saturday, two men entered a restaurant at Borough Market, just south of the bridge incident, and stabbed two people inside, a witness told CNN.

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Prime Minister Theresa May, who has been campaigning in the General Election, was returning to Downing Street to receive further briefings from securityofficials, No 10 said.

He told Sky News: "It was about 10.15pm I was in the back of an Uber cab driving over London Bridge.there was somebody down on the pavement with a small crowd around them clearly very concerned".

Police officers yelled at people to run from the area.

Another witness told Sky News gunfire was heard.

"There was reports of gunfire but in fact that could have had more to do with the sheer number of police running into the area", Mr Dastyari said.

England has been under heightened alert since a bomb was detonated at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester nearly two weeks ago, killing 22 and wounding more than 100 as they left the venue. You know, London, as you know, a vibrant city, especially on a Saturday night.

According to the Sun armed police are on the scene with the area in lockdown.

"Within my line of sight, there were five or six people on the ground that were not moving", he said.

A concert in honour of the Manchester victims is due to take place on Sunday evening.

A female companion said: "We were in the restaurant and we just saw three guys come into the restaurant, stabbed someone in the face and someone in the stomach".

In March, an assailant drove a vehicle into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in London, killing two, and then stabbed a police officer to death before being shot to death himself.

"Then there were two police officers running towards him with their batons drawn, they didn't know what was happening".

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