London Bridge terror attack: Ukip refuses to suspend election campaign

Tim Farron, the Liberal Democrat leader, said: "Tonight's horrific incidents in London remind us how much we owe our emergency services".

Police were called to reports of a vehicle ploughing through pedestrians on London Bridge.

Trump also offered the US' "full support" in investigating the two terror attacks at the iconic London Bridge and Borough Market in the heart of the UK's capital.

"The suspects were wearing what looked like explosive vests", Rowley said. At least 48 injured people were sent to five different hospitals.

May said the "terrible incident" in London was being treated as a "potential act of terrorism".

The summery Saturday scene was also the flawless contrast to the March 22 terror attack on another bridge on the Thames - the Westminster Bridge - when Khalid Masood drove his vehicle into pedestrians, killing six and injuring many.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick told reporters on Sunday that while police believe the incident was under control, a large police cordon would remain at the scene of the stabbing and car-ramming spree south of the Thames to patrol the area.

May chaired a meeting of the government's COBRA emergency committee this morning before addressing the nation shortly after 10.30am. Poor girl. I just saw her bounce up in the air."There must have been about five or six people on the ground, they must have been seriously injured".

Law enforcement officials in major US cities said they were not aware of any threats but were on alert. He then killed an unarmed policeman with a knife.

The attack occurred near the borough market and Vauxhall.

"A white van driver came speeding - probably about 50m/ph - veered off the road into the crowds of people who were walking along the pavement", she told BBC News.

"People started running and screaming, and the van crashes into the railing behind".

"For those of us seeking to serve the people of this country, it is our duty to drive the dialogue on how best to confront and defeat this brand of terrorism".

"When it comes to taking on extremism and terrorism things have to change", she said, indicating potential changes to sentences for terrorism offences; a crackdown on what she called "safe spaces" for extremist attitudes in United Kingdom society; and measures to stop extremists from recruiting people online. More than 100 people were injured in the terrorist attack.

His friend Giovanni said he contacted police and the ambulance services, which arrived within around two minutes.

People socialising in local pubs were told by police to get on the floor while officers hunted down the attackers.

- Seven people have died in addition to the three attackers shot by police.

Evening Standard editor and former chancellor George Osborne, said: "People enjoying a night out once again appear to be the target of terror".

Just a few days ago, a suicide bomber had killed 22 people after a concert in Manchester.

  • Leroy Wright