London attack: Conservatives and SNP suspend election campaign
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 04, 2017,
Jun 04, 2017, 14:40
The first incident was reported at the London Bridge when a van swerved off the road into a crowd of pedestrians. "It knocked loads of people down".
LONDON, June 4 British Prime Minister Theresa May reacted on Sunday to an attack that killed seven people in London by saying things could not continue as they were and that the strategy for dealing with terrorism needed to be reviewed in four ways.
"Within my line of sight, there were five or six people on the ground that were not moving", he said. "I want to express my huge gratitude to the police and emergency services who are on the scene".
Ireland's Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charles Flanagan said: "For the second time in two weeks, the ordinary people of the United Kingdom have been subjected to cowardly and barbaric attacks".
Vice President Mike Pence echoed this message, tweeting: "Our thoughts & prayers are w/ the victims, courageous first responders & all the people of London. Thank you to the emergency services".
USA president Donald Trump took to Twitter to offer USA help to Britain.
"Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the U".
May said that while the recent attacks are not connected, they are all bound by the "single evil ideology" that says Western values are incompatible with Islam, adding that the "perpetrators are inspired to attack.by copying one another". We need the courts t. "We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!"
"I am appalled and angered by the terrorist attacks at London Bridge and Borough Market, in my home city". Reuters was unable to immediately verify her account.
"Armed officers responded very quickly and bravely, confronting three male suspects who were shot and killed in Borough Market". Speaking to the Press Association, Will Orton described being in a pub in the area and seeing people coming running inside.
BBC reporter Holly Jones, who was on the bridge at the time of the attack, said a van driven by a man was "probably travelling at about 80km an hour" before it hit a number of people.
Dozens of emergency vehicles could be seen and a wide area around London Bridge was cordoned off as two helicopters hovered overhead.
The attack came only minutes after the end of the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Juventus, in an area teeming with bars where many fans were watching the football on television.
"So we would like people to allow the police and the intelligence agencies to get on with their work and to remain calm".
Passers-by were told to leave the area with their hands on their heads so that police could determine whether the attackers were among the evacuees.
In March, in a similar attack to Saturday's, a man killed five people after driving into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in central London.
As soon as reports began to emerge of a white van veering into pedestrians near London Bridge late on Saturday night, speculation grew that the British capital had become a victim of terrorism less than two weeks after a suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester left 22 people dead.
Police said they shot dead three men, who they believe were the only people directly involved in the attack.