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some london last night you can see some pictures they are. just to recap, six people killed, three suspects shot dead by police. good morning. you're watching bbc breakfast. i'm at london bridge where six people were killed last night and almost 50 injured in two attacks just a few hundred metres apart. counter—terrorism police are still on the scene. in the first incident, a van swerved onto the pavement into pedestrians. eyewitnesses said the driver seemed to be deliberately targeting people. get down! he and two other men left the van in nearby borough market where several people were attacked by knives. everyone in all of the bars, he was stabbing people and i was saying, run, run, run. police responded in eight minutes and the suspects were shot. they were wearing what looked like explosive
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vests, but they were later established to be hoaxes. the prime minister has left the campaign trail and has returned to london. she will hold a meeting of the cobra committee in westminster later this morning. on breakfast, we will bring you the latest from london bridge and keep you up—to—date with the investigation and reaction. good morning. you are watching bbc brea kfast. good morning. you are watching bbc breakfast. i am good morning. you are watching bbc breakfast. iam naga good morning. you are watching bbc breakfast. i am naga munchetty in central london. there was in a tacky last night were six people were killed and up to 50 injured after three men in a van ploughed into people on london bridge and began attacking people with knives. ——
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there was an attack here. police responded after iopm after a call. they began stabbing people at borough market. all three attackers wearing fake explosive vests were shot and killed by police. at least 50 have been injured and some with minor injuries were treated at the scene. it began in what is becoming a familiarand it began in what is becoming a familiar and horrifying way. the white van on the left was driven down the pavement on london bridge malling down people out for a drink ona malling down people out for a drink on a warm summer's night. —— mowing. the van crashed, but it wasn't over. the van crashed, but it wasn't over. the three men came out of the van and headed over to southwark cathedral. they went down the stairs andi cathedral. they went down the stairs and i went over the edge to see the van and where it was going. there was a barfull of
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van and where it was going. there was a bar full of people there having a good time. they ran straight into them. i am not too sure. i think they were saying this is for allah. this was an indiscriminate attack with knives in a crowded area of pubs and bars known as borough market. there was an immediate armed response from the police. some people tried to fight back. armed police officers arrived within eight minutes. then three attackers were shot dead. one was wearing canisters taped to his body. not a suicide vests, say police, a hoax. in the early hours, a senior met police officer made a statement. you will understand the investigation is growing, but what we know is as follows. at eight minutes past ten last night we began to receive calls a vehicle had struck pedestrians on london bridge. the vehicle continued to drive them from london bridge dupe are market. the suspects left the vehicle
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attempting to stab a number of people, including an on duty british transport police officer who was responding to the incident. —— borough market. you received nonlifethreatening injuries, though very serious. armed offices responded bravely and quickly and confronted the three male suspects who were shot and killed in borough market. a huge area of southwark has been cordoned off. police officers are carrying off cheques. they need to make sure there are no others, including checking buildings like this one nearby. like the attack in westminster, a car and knives have been used as weapons. but this time it was not a lone attack. a group of men plant this and carried it out. —— planned. we will keep you up—to—date from central london. as you heard, armed
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officers and emergency services were quickly at the scene after the incident was reported. we understand st thomas' hospital was put on lockdown after the attack. that is right. we are about a mile away from you, from london bridge. last night, as events were unfolding, this hospital, st thomas' hospital, and two others, were on lockdown. they said the reason for that was the nature of what was going on and they had to protect patients endorser relatives inside the hospital. —— and also. this is one of five hospitals treating a number of injured from last night's attacks. we know that the number has risen. the latest statement is 48 patients we re the latest statement is 48 patients were taken to five different hospitals across london, including this one. that is from the london ambulance service. in terms of injuries, we are not being told what
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they were treated all, but they would have come from london bridge and also from borough market where the stabbing is the place. —— treated for. we also know from rigger struggler police that one of their offices that was on duty last night responding to a call for help from the public were stabbed in the attack. —— british transport police. they are being treated, and they are in critical condition, but it is not supposedly life—threatening. 80 of the ambulance crews were sent out to deal with the incidents. don't forget, though, hospitals in london would have rehearsed this. just to recap, 48 patients are in hospital following the attacks last night. thank you very much. as was explained, 48 people are now injured. what people were witnessing was horrific and shocking. we have gathered eyewitness accounts for you. we will bring you the latest
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from london bridge and borough market. the incident took place just down there, not far from where we are. we can tell you that andy moore has been speaking to eyewitnesses. it started with a white van. just one headlight was working. it was on the wrong side of the road. it was quite weird. it was going pretty fast. in my mind, i was thinking, maybe the brakes have failed. it looks weird and out of place. top of the table fled in panic as three men got out of the van and started stabbing people in the busy pubs and restau ra nts. — — stabbing people in the busy pubs and restaurants. —— people fled in. there was a smashing and tables being tipped over and lots of
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screaming. according to several eyewitnesses, the suspects were shouting as they carried out their attack. they ran out saying this is for allah, and he went and stabbed this girl, i don't know how many times, 10— 15. she was saying help me andi times, 10— 15. she was saying help me and i could not do anything. the evidence of these people who witnessed the attack will now be central to the police investigation into precisely what happened. bbc news. very distressing reports coming through about what people witnessed here yesterday evening at borough market and london bridge when the attack took place. the prime minister has left the campaign trail ahead of thursday's general election and will be chairing an emergency cobra meeting with senior cabinet ministers. we can go to ellie price with that whitehall ahead of that meeting. —— who is at. with that whitehall ahead of that meeting. -- who is at. good morning. in the last few minutes we had a
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statement from the conservative party who said they will not campaign nationally today. they will review as the day goes on and as the details of the attack emerge. so far, we have not heard from labour as to whether they will post bone their election campaign. —— postpone. we understand they are considering it. all of the main parties postponed campaigning for a number of days after the manchester bombing. the general election is coming up injust four bombing. the general election is coming up in just four days time. there is a real sense of timing with this latest attack. there is no suggestion the general election will be postponed, but it could be. the government would not want this terror attack to get in the way of this functioning democracy. there will be a cobra meeting in the next couple of hours chaired by the prime minister with her senior cabinet ministers as well as senior security, officials, and the mayor of london, sadiq khan. they will
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discuss, of course, the events in london, exact what happened last night, as well as the broader security implications. after the manchester attack two weeks ago, the threat level was raised up to critical, meaning another attack was expected as imminent. they will be discussing whether that needs to happen again. there was also operation temperer, which was a deployment of around 1000 armed forces personnel on the streets of london to help bolster the lease effo rts london to help bolster the lease efforts here in the capital. no doubt, similar conversations will be taking place in the next few hours in the cobra meeting. —— police efforts. plenty more to discuss. of course, the general election campaign taking place on thursday. but today, certainly, we have seen the conservatives so far have postponed campaigning for today. thank you very much, ellie price. iam here
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i am here in central london, london bridge, where the attack took place yesterday shortly after ten o'clock, eight minutes past ten. we are hearing confirmation from president and mammal that french people were involved. —— emmanuel macron. the flag is flying at half mast. these attacks took place a couple of metres apart. one at london bridge and then at borough market. the same suspects were involved. they left the van at london bridge and went to borough market. we can now talk to... we will bring your reaction throughout the morning, eyewitness reaction, and police reaction as well, as the investigation continues. counterterrorism police are at the scene making sure it is secure and the investigation can continue. with me now is an
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eyewitness, the managing editor at spectator magazine. lachie for your time. you witnessed the aftermath. you are with your wife in a taxi. time. you witnessed the aftermath. you are with your wife in a taxilj was in the back of an uber with my wife. we had gone out for dinner. i was on the bridge. i suddenly noticed someone on the pavement with a crowd around them. they looked to be in real trouble. i thought maybe they collapsed, fell over, something like that. then on the right i noticed there was someone actually on the road this time, on the other side of the road. the taxi driver then pointed out other people in front of us on the road who had obviously been badly injured. i think really quickly the penny kind of dropped that this was something very serious. what the bbc in terms of emergency services at the scene?
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—— what else could you see in terms of. there were sounds of sirens. everything came to a standstill. behind us, a police 4x4?...” everything came to a standstill. behind us, a police 4x4?... i will just interrupts you. there has been reaction coming through. we can hear from we can hearfrom sadiq khan. we can hear from sadiq khan. there is no justification for the acts of these terrorists. i am quite clear we will never let them win. they will never cower our city of london is. six people have been killed. what do you know? i have been in close contact with the met police officers. six people have been killed and more than 40 have been injured and taken to hospitals across london. some of them, i am afraid, are critical. i want to say this, though. the emergency services reacted heroically and brilliantly last night. not only did they
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tackled the terrorists. they also helped people. fewer people have died because of that and injuries are died because of that and injuries a re less bad died because of that and injuries are less bad as that could have been. they were very quick with their reaction to apprehend the individuals. are you confident the threat is over? look i have individuals. are you confident the threat is over? looki have been individuals. are you confident the threat is over? look i have been the mayor 110w threat is over? look i have been the mayor now for 13 months. that reinforces my view we have the best police and security services in the world. they plan, prepare, and we saw the speed at which they shot the suspects and help the injured as well. there are certain things i cannot talk about yet. but i am sure after the government cobra meeting later, which i will be attending, we will know what is going on. i will say this, people should remain calm
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and vigilant and carry on normal business. the threat level remains at severe, set by jtac, terrorism experts. we all have to be vigilant. if you see anything suspicious, please report it to the authorities. what will you discussed at the cobra meeting? a cobra meeting is where various bodies around the table, police experts, the prime minister, people in the government, they will look at the investigation on falling, which normally happens after these kinds of attacks. after that, i am sure the police will be making a statement. it is the second attack of this kind in london. a low intensity attack, with someone using a vehicle and then knives. how do you stop this kind of thing happening in london? terrorists are constantly evolving
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to find new ways to attack us and police are also evolving to find new ways to keep us safe. londoners will see an increased presence today and over the next few days. no reason to be alarmed. one of us we'll need to do is to make certain we are safe as we possibly can be. i am reassured that we are one of the safest global cities in the world but we always evolve and review ways to make certain that we may remain as safe as possible. many will see what happened and think it is too dangerous to go out. what would you tell these people? terrorist want to disrupt our way of life. they want us disrupt our way of life. they want us to not enjoy the freedoms that we have come to not mingle and mix on a saturday night in the heart of london. they want to stop us voting on thursday in the general election and enjoying the democracy that we have. we cannot allow them to do that. we will not be cowed by
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terrorism nor will we let them win. we have shown in previous years and decades of stoicism and we will show it again over the next few days and weeks. you mentioned the terror threat before that was brought back down to severe after being critical. was a mistake? i don't think so. they are experts independent from politicians to analyse intelligence. the last few years the threat level has been severe. that is across the country. that means an attack is highly likely. in the immediate days following the manchester attack it was raised to critical because the police and experts were still pursuing lines of enquiry and were uncertain if other people were involved. it is still at a high level, it means an attack is highly likely and that is what all of us have a responsibility to be vigilant and if you see anything suspicious, please report it. over the next few
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daysin please report it. over the next few days in london you will see an increased police presence. some of it armed officers at some of it uniformed officers, some of the plainclothes. all working incredibly ha rd to plainclothes. all working incredibly hard to keep us safe. this has happened days before a general election. the manchester attack again happened during the election period, the attack on westminster again and attack on our democracy. is britain's democracy under attack? is britain's democracy under attack? is that the defence you get? we are making sure we do all we can to keep oui’ making sure we do all we can to keep our city safe but the general election taking place this thursday is one of the great things about our whale life. it is our democracy. the elections are a wonderful thing and one of those things that terrorists hate. one of the things we can do is show that we will not be cowed and vote on thursday and make sure we understand the importance of democracy, civil liberty and human rights. conservatives have suspended campaigning. do you think that is
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the right move to take so soon before a general election?” the right move to take so soon before a general election? i can understand why people would not want to be doorknocking today. my thoughts are with all those caught up thoughts are with all those caught up in this horrific attack last night but, you know, the election is on thursday. i will vote. some people have already put in their postal votes. it is important we do all we can to make sure we are safe. it is one of the things that we will explore the meeting later today. it is one of the things that we will explore the meeting later todaym there an argument for postponing the election? i do not advocate that. i ama election? i do not advocate that. i am a passionate believer in democracy and making sure that we have votes and we recognise that one of the things these terrorists hate is voting. they hate democracy, they hate elections and the public choosing who should be our leaders rather than it being imposed on us. i look forward to voting on thursday. a final message to londoners and people across the uk?
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be calm and vigilant today. you will see an increased police presence today including armed officers and uniformed officers. there is no reason to be alarmed by this. we are the safest global city in the world. you saw last night the consequences of our planning and preparation in the rehearsals that take place there was a swift response from services in tackling the terrorists and helping the injured. london mayor sadiq khan they're speaking from south london. just recapping what he said he confirmed that some of those injured in the attack last night are in a critical condition. he also said that londoners will see an increased police presence here in the city today. he also said that one of the things we can do is to show that we
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are not going to be cowed by terrorism and he was speaking, of course, a few days ahead of the general election and voting will ta ke general election and voting will take place on thursday. we are not cowed and we will continue to vote in the general election. he said he will cast his vote on thursday, expressing his dismay and anger at the gall of these people who attacked us in london. to recount, a van was ploughing into people shortly after ten o'clock yesterday evening on london bridge are killing six people. three men then left the van and attack people with knives. around 48 people have been injured and and are in hospital at the moment. we will bring you the latest reaction from police as they continue their investigation and from eyewitnesses as well in the area. within hours and eyewitness, the managing editor at the spectator. we were talking to you just before sadiq khan gave his statement. we were speaking to you about your experiences yesterday. you were in a taxi and soar as you
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approach london bridge, people lying on the ground obviously severely injured. what did you see? as we got onto the bridge we were about one third of the way across and i noticed someone lying on the pavement. small crowd around them. i thought perhaps they had collapsed orfallen over or thought perhaps they had collapsed or fallen over or something like that further on on on the right—hand side on the road, rather than on the payment, there was someone else lying there. and there were more people ahead of us, casualties on the road. i realised at that point that something was wrong. and you saw emergency services come to the scene shortly after this first call was made around eight minutes past ten. as we were there there were ambulances arriving. just after ten past ten. we saw a 4x4, we saw policejump past ten. we saw a 4x4, we saw police jump out of the 4x4, pulling on helmets and wearing machine—guns. crowds of people started running across the bridge to us, kind of
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northwards and the police were very much heading in the opposite direction. and then the injured were being looked after by ambulance teams as we left the bridge. what we re teams as we left the bridge. what were you told to do when you were in the taxi? we understand that many people were told to move away from the scene with their hands on their heads as police try to identify who the attackers were. to begin with we we re the attackers were. to begin with we were not really told anything. it was so clear really quickly that something very bad was happening. i said to the taxi driver can you lock the doors? can we stay put? the traffic was not moving at all. then we eventually got out. people kept stopping and telling us what was going on and then someone said not only has a van driven into people but people are being stabbed at the south end of the bridge. and then we saw these people running towards us and at that point i said to my wife 0k,
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and at that point i said to my wife ok, let's make a move. so we moved north and the police were already at about 20 past ten, roughly, the police at the north end of the bridge were trying to get witness statements. how much longer did you stay in the area? were you able to stay in the area? were you able to stay in the area, could you get back home? we wanted to get away quickly and that is what police were encouraging us to do. at the north end of the bridge we saw a black cab with its lights on and flagged it down. the cab driver was very friendly and took us home for next to nothing and i think he realised we we re to nothing and i think he realised we were rather shaken and, yeah, so very nice. that is completely understandable. we appreciate you talking to us. thank goodness you are safe. talking to us. thank goodness you a re safe. we talking to us. thank goodness you are safe. we will keep you up—to—date from the scene here on london bridge. there is an intense and increasing police presence here as they try to secure the area. please continue that investigation.
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we will keep you up—to—date ahead of the cobra meeting which will be chaired by the prime minister who has left the campaign trail in order to head to that meeting. i will be back with you shortly. let's get an update on what the weather is like around the country. good morning to you. the second half of the week and bring similar weather to what we there will be showers and there could be on the heavy side. some shower clouds across western parts of scotland, some parts of north—west england and northern ireland in this area of car pushing and across the south—west and wales. this is bringing slightly more organised rainfall eastwards during the morning. it will be breaking up and there will be more dry spells between the showers as they slide into the midlands and central south england. showers mostly this morning in northern england and then they will fade. all the while scotland and northern ireland will have quite
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and northern ireland will have quite a few showers through the day. by four o'clock, much of wales and the south—west starting to dry by the state with sunshine. showers creeping across parts of central and southern england, the midlands and lincolnshire. some parts of northern england but it generally, northern england but it generally, northern england having a large amount of dry weather. the northern ireland scotland, a fair few but not quite as many here as they were yesterday. having said that, some could still be on the heavy side with the odd rumble of thunder. the showers continue through time this evening but they will fade away and the now attention will turn out less because we will see rain pushing it through northern ireland across scotland and north—west england down into wales. murders this line of rain stretching back into the atlantic. this will become a big player in our weather through tomorrow because rain is really going to set in across parts of wales and particular across north—west england. this rain will keep coming hour after hour after hour. could give localised flooding and cause travel problems. rain coming in across south—west into the
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midlands turning windy towards the —— later in the day. the rain comes courtesy of a complex area of low pressure. a few different areas of low pressure and one of them is likely to hang around through monday night and into tuesday. hanging on to the north—east as scotland. on tuesday scotland will see persistent rain and that could cause some issues here. elsewhere across the country it will be a blustery day. there will be spells of sunshine that there will also be heavy showers and feeling decidedly cool as well with top temperatures of 12— 18 degrees. throughout the week ahead looks unsettled, often windy and there will be spells of heavy and there will be spells of heavy and persistent rain at times. that is all the weather for now. more later on but for now i had to back. —— and you back. they're the first incident was a van
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driving and ploughing into people on london bridge. the next, armed men with knives came out and were attacking people at borough market. we know that six people were killed and 48 are now injured in hospital. we heard from the mayor, sadiq khan, earlier. he gave an interview this morning from south london where he spoke about the attack. he said that londoners will see an increased police presence in the city today. he also commented on the terror level threats as well saying that its reduction from critical to severe in recent days after the manchester attack was not a mistake. he has continued to say that we are the safest global city in the world and the uk threat level does remain severe but he also said we will not be cowled terrorists. we will not be cowed by this attack and he is not an advocate for postponing the
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general election which takes both on thursday. campaigning has been suspended by the prime minister who has returned to london ahead of chairing a cobra committee meeting later today. we will keep you updated on all of that. i'm joined now by the former assistant commissionerfor the now by the former assistant commissioner for the metropolitan police. can you tell us what is going on? we can see an increased presence here, the area is cordoned off and the investigation continues. the police will be doing an in—depth forensic examination of the scene so that they can work out exactly what happened and they will be urgently trying to identify who the perpetrators were and then look at exploring and who they had been in contact with over the preceding hours, days and weeks to see whether there are any other people who perhaps may be planning a similar attack or, at lease, to find out what the network of acquaintances are. to try and establish exactly what has taken place. we seen
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increased presence here. what would have happened last night after the attack and in the hours following in terms of policing levels? clearly, the metropolitan police are going to be wanting to put out, as the mayor said, a reassuring visible presence on the streets, simply to reassure people. of course, the chances of you being caught up in a terrorist incident are still very small, even though we have had a series of attacks in a relatively short space of time. you live close to the area. what did you learn as it unfolded? police advice was to stay in my flat with the doors locked. helicopters were overhead. there were lots of police sirens and ambulances going to the scene. it was a worrying time. by the fact that the police got to be seen within eight minutes, armed police, got to the scene within eight minutes, and very quickly
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contained the situation, should be very contained the situation, should be very reassuring contained the situation, should be very reassuring for londoners. thank you very much for talking to us. we will keep you up—to—date after an attack in london yesterday evening attack in london yesterday evening at london bridge. six people killed, 48 injured. those are the latest numbers we are hearing at the moment after a van ploughed through london bridge, and then three attackers got out, wearing fake explosive vests, stabbing people in borough market. 48 people are injured and have been taken to hospital. a number of others with minor injuries are also being treated. this report now from andy moore. just after ten o'clock on the busy streets of london, police are responding to reports of an ongoing serious incident. policeman: clear the area now!
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sirens. passerby: what is happening? a white van has driven into pedestrians on london bridge. when it stopped, it's rear doors were flung open and several men flew out. they went on to the busy restaurants and pubs around borough market stabbing people. when i first saw them, they said "this is for allah," and they stabbed this girl 10—15 times. she kept saying "help me," but i couldn't do anything. this was the scene as armed police entered one bar. they need to know immediately if the attackers are still there. as people fled the area, they were told to put their hands on their heads. again, in a confused situation, the police need to tell
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the attackers from their victims. this image from the scene shows at least one of the attackers lying on the ground wearing what police have said was a fake explosive vest. in the background are other bodies. armed response officers responded quickly and bravely, confronting the three male suspects who were shot and killed in borough market. the suspects have been confronted and shot by police within eight minutes of the first call. the london ambulance service says at least 30 casualties have been taken to 35 different hospitals. one of those stabbed was a british transport police officer. his injuries are serious, but not life—threatening. andy moore, bbc news. we will keep you up—to—date with eyewitness reaction and information from the police. this is bbc breakfast at central
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london. behind me is where the attacks took place last night. i can talk to a couple of eyewitnesses who we re talk to a couple of eyewitnesses who were here yesterday evening. they we re were here yesterday evening. they were both at the scene yesterday. what did you see? where were you? were both at the scene yesterday. what did you see? where were you ?|j was walking out of london tube station. we saw the traffic was stopped and the buses were stopped on london bridge. we saw a car on the pavement which we thought was a road accident. we did not know what was going on. we saw police coming and opening the doors of the van and kind of asking us to step away from the area. we realised it was dangerous. what else? as morgan said, when we realised police were searching the vehicle, we realised it was serious. we went back to the station. there was shouting to leave
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immediately. people were moving. we stayed there for about 15 minutes. people came down the scene on the phone, some crying, some calm. you could see people moving around. we did not see injured people. just mostly people looking for their friends or running away. someone on the phone to relatives, or friends, just trying to tell people they were safe. we did not see anyone injured on the scene. thank you so much for your witness testimony and for talking to us on breakfast as well. eyewitness accounts. we can bring you them through the morning. we can bring you up—to—date. we understand the prime minister has left the campaign trailand the prime minister has left the campaign trail and returned to london to chair a cobra meeting with senior cabinet ministers as well. i am joined by the mp and labour have
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—— cabinet mp for burns lead. you we re —— cabinet mp for burns lead. you were nearby. i was just —— cabinet mp for burns lead. you were nearby. i wasjust a short way down the road. what was amazing was the response from londoners. cabbies offering free rides and hotels offering free rides and hotels offering accommodation. people giving a spare room, even letting people charge mobile phones to get in touch with loved ones and relatives. we heard from sadiq khan, the london mayor, this morning, that we will not be cowed in london, life will go on, terrorism will not push us into a corner of fear. he will be voting in the campaign for the general election on thursday. what does this do for you? it is important that sadiq khan's message is correct, that we will not be subdued. we saw that in london last night. this part of london, the
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southbank, it has 7 million people visiting a year. they should keep coming andi visiting a year. they should keep coming and i had to be part of that. the campaign will change tack slightly. all parties will be wanting to make sure police have resources they need to make sure incidents like these are prevented. we see increased police presence in the area. tell us what it is like for those not from the area. a bustling market full of people in borough market on a saturday evening. borough market is incredible. there is the tate modern near tower bridge. we have some truly incredible asset here. that is why there are so many hotels and bars and nightlife. people come here for that. to see that destroyed in a hellish rampage last night is incredibly sad. i understand the thoughts of everyone involved. i give my condolences to those who have lost loved ones and those in
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hospital. we will keep you up—to—date with the latest reaction and police investigation in central london. for the moment, and police investigation in central london. forthe moment, back and police investigation in central london. for the moment, back to ben. thank you very much. it is approaching 20 to eight. this is the top story which you can see on the screen. confirmation six people have been killed and three attackers shot dead by police after a terror attack at london bridge in borough market. eyewitness reports, of course, as you have been hearing, a van ploughing into pedestrians on the southern side of london bridge. eyewitnesses are saying three people armed with knives got out of the van and made their way to borough market, which is an area that is very popular. during the day it is a traditional market, but at night, it is filled with bars and pubs and nightlife. it is very busy on a saturday evening. the first report came to police at eight minutes past
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ten last night. i will take you to some pictures coming in to the bbc. this is one bar in the area. people are getting down and out of the way of the potential attackers. police are arriving at the bar. it has been known as a run, hide strategy. you can hear police shouting instructions to stay down and stay out of the way. this is a very busy area in london, as i said. very busy at that time in the evening. you can get a sense of what people felt and we re get a sense of what people felt and were going through in the attack last night. one of those was gerrard, in amongst the events, trying his best to stop the attackers. we heard from him a little earlier. we will return to that, but a warning, some of its content may be distressing to viewers. so i walk up to london bridge, i go passed the natwest bank,
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come under the train bridge, the next minute i saw a geezer on the floor going, "i've been stabbed, i've been stabbed." i looked at him, there was blood on him, "someone's stabbed my mate, someone's stabbed my mate." the next thing i saw three muslim guys run up with knives, they ran up started stabbing this girls, the three of them, i was defenseless, i couldn't do nothing, mate. they attacked her, then they stabbed another guy i think if i remember rightly, i was a bit shocked, they started running up the road, i started going, "everybody run, they're terrorists, run, run, run, they're stabbing everyone." i followed them went to the natwest bank towards borough market, i started running up to the tavern, they stabbed the bouncer, they were stabbing, running in all the pubs, all the bars, i can't remember all of them, they were stabbing everyone. i was going to people, "run, run, run!" i was throwing bottles at them, pint glasses, stools, chairs, i tried to do as many things as i could but that the end of the day i was defenceless, mate. if i had fell over they would have stabbed me. you said they were stabbing everyone, what did you see them do?
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they were running up saying this is for allah, and they ran up and stabbed this girl i don't know how many times, maybe ten or 15 times. she was going, "help me, help me!" i couldn't do nothing, i tried to help, i threw something, there was a bike on the floor, i tried to pick up a chair but it was locked to it, just to get them away from her but i couldn't do anything. when you look at the cctv, the police will, they will see me on the cctv at borough market chasing them and throwing bottles at them and glasses, that's a silly thing to do but i was just trying to save people's lives. did they actually try and attack you? yeah, they tried to stab me. do you have an injury? no, no, no. i threw something at them, a stool, a chair, and as i threw i hit a couple of them on the head, hit a couple of them like that on the back. then they ran towards me to try to stab me and if i slipped over i would be dead now, i would have been killed there and then. that is the eyewitness testimony of
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one man caught up in that attack. we should say we have heard from sadiq khan in the last half—hour confirming six people have been killed and more than 40 injured. the mayor also confirmed some are in a critical condition. the met police have set up a casualty bureau. the number. that is on your screen. the second one is the local number for london and the first is the casualty bureau. we have heard more than 40 people are injured, some in a critical condition in london. i want to bring you some or testimony from other people caught up in that attack. two of the witnesses were liam and claudia, who live above the southwark tavern. there was lots of screaming and
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running and we were watching a film. people were trying to escape something. people were going down high street. running everywhere. someone said on a phone there was a stabbing. it was when i saw lots of people running down into the underground i thought it seemed more serious. mass panic. it wasn'tjust a fight. something serious. there was one ambulance which had gone to the stabbing. one young guy seems to come out of the pub and he was knocking on the window of the ambulance service in a panic saying help my friend, he was stabbed. whether or not he was stabbed inside or outside, i don't know, he said he was in the pub and stabbed. another person in his 40s said i was stabbed. he was covered in blood. no police at this stage? no copy they we re police at this stage? no copy they
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were trying to get the london bridge. this one guy walked out into the road and grabbed the attention of one of the police cars and basically forced them down that road saying you have to go down stoney street! he is down there. one police 4x4 screams down the street. in five seconds there were six gunshots. six clear gunshots. i am seconds there were six gunshots. six clear gunshots. iam not seconds there were six gunshots. six clear gunshots. i am not sure if this is wrong, i have not seen it on the news, but i am convinced i heard some kind of bang. people were screaming. armed police ran in there. it was in that sort of area, there. it was in that sort of area, the high street area, where we heard gunshots. i looked out the window and there were so many armed police. they were mentioning there were three guys with three devices strapped to them. i shouted down and said what should we do? they said for now stay there. and then it was when everything seemed to come
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down... there were many people around. we look out the window and the bomb robot turned up. that is when i certainly to go. at this point everyone was cleared out of the whole area. i said what should we do? one of the police officers said get out of the building now. he said get out of the building now. he said just run. all you have to do now is run as far as you can down southwark street. it was just you and me running at that point. in my memory there were at least two casualties. yes. two or three people laying in the middle of the road getting attention. it must be an emotional toll. how are you feeling right now? i feel a bit odd. i feel a little bit in shock. yeah. i feel like ijust a little bit in shock. yeah. i feel like i just watched a little bit in shock. yeah. i feel like ijust watched a film and experienced a movie. the thing is i
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love london, this is where i am from. it kind of feels like it is one of those things where you are not going to be shaken by it. no. if you are just tuning if you arejust tuning in, i would like to give you a sense of what happened last night. add ten —— and eight minutes past ten police first heard reports of an incident on london bridge. it involved people ploughing into pedestrians and later a knife attack in the borough market. we heard from the mayor of london, sadiq khan this morning saying that he thinks the london, andindeed saying that he thinks the london, and indeed the uk has the best security services in the world. that he was asked how it is possible to stop this taught of relatively primitive attack of a vehicle ploughing into pedestrians. he said that terrorists are finding new ways to do this but so are the police. he
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said there will be an increased police presence in london and around the uk over the next few days and he remains confident that the uk is the safest in the world. we heard that from the mayor of london. that was sadiq khan. many other commons and reaction coming through to us this morning. we will bring you up today. we have an aga at london bridge. let's pause now for the weather. an extra sunshine and showers once again through this sunday. there will be long spells of sunshine, many places will see dry weather through the day that other places will see heavy downpours and if we ta ke will see heavy downpours and if we take a look at the recent satellite and radar you can see there are showers or is starting to show their hand across northern ireland and western scotland. a couple in north—west england and wales. an area of more persistent rain working across the south—west, coming into the southern part of wales. it a tt ra cts the southern part of wales. it attracts eastward is it will break
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up attracts eastward is it will break up and become more like showers rather than persistent rain. east anglia staying dry scotland and northern ireland seeing a few showers. here is a closer look. o'clock in the afternoon showers across part of the channel islands. pa rt across part of the channel islands. part the south—west and wealth are drying out with those of sunshine and showers creep across central and southern england, east anglia and in the south not seem much sure this morning in the north of england. temperatures at 15, 16, 17 degrees. for northern ireland scotland a fair few showers but not as many as they we re few showers but not as many as they were yesterday. still be heavy and the odd rumble of thunder here and there. as we go through this evening, most showers will fade and then we turn our attention to the west because rain will push and across northern ireland, pushing across northern ireland, pushing across auckland is an unsettling in across auckland is an unsettling in across north—west england and wales. if you follow back into the atlantic we have a long line of wet weather and this really is going to be working its way in throughout the
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day tomorrow. parts of wales in north—west england will see how upon hour upon hour of north—west england will see how upon hourupon hourof rain north—west england will see how upon hour upon hour of rain and that could cause some trouble problems and localised flooding. it will turn windy late in the day in the south—west. dry crust east anglia and the south—east, and mix of sunny spells and heavy showers and northern ireland in scotland. a fresh feel. the wet weather comes courtesy of a complex weather system. one, two, three areas of low pressure. this one here during monday night into tuesday will move northwards and then hang around across the of scotland. here we can expect outbreaks of rain throughout tuesday. that rain is quite heavy and certainly persistent. it will pile up and cause issues. elsewhere a blustery day with a mixture of sunny spells and heavy showers. a decidedly cool feel weather as well. 12- 18 decidedly cool feel weather as well. 12— 18 degrees. that is all from me for now. returning now to our top story, the news of six people being
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killed and three attackers shot damp by police. emergency services are still at the scene. two is there for us. “— still at the scene. two is there for us. —— naga is therefore is. it took first of all about how this attack unfolded. ten 08 last night, the first call to the police. a relative primitive attack of a van ploughing into pedestrians on the bridge and then in borough market itself. when you look what happened last night it seems that it is consistent with some of the other atrocities we have seen, certainly in the uk. this event seems to be more organised at the same time when you at exactly what happened last night it is consistent with what happened in march in the same place in london.
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of course, at this stage it is difficult to speculate although it is tempting. i do not want to speculate. over the last few hours i had been looking at social media and various platforms. the ones that islamic state uses, the once affiliated to the organisation. nobody has taken or claimed any responsibility. nonetheless a lot of supporters celebrating what happened last night. i do not wish to speculate but, again, when you look at the wider picture it looks very consistent and the other point that we need to raise is what they have been telling themselves —— asked themselves, just before the month of ramadan in their magazines, spokesperson for the organisation mentioned that they will use the holy month of ramadan to intensify
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their actions. we saw the same last year as well. in the holy month last year as well. in the holy month last year the previous spokesperson for the organisation kind of said that they would use rum at an to a 10th intensify their activities. as a result of that, over 5000 people we re result of that, over 5000 people were killed or injured across the globe. if you remember what happened in florida, what happened in bangladesh and so many other countries. over 5000 people u nfortu nately were countries. over 5000 people unfortunately were injured or killed during the month it on. and exactly the same time this year, the current spokesperson has said exactly the same thing and asked their supporters that if they cannot actually make it to the battlefront in syria and iraq they should use any tool they have at their disposal to launch an attack. this sort of attack is effective because it is
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very difficult to prevent 100% and at the same time it can create maximum fear and disruption. as it touched on the third terror attack in the uk since march, bearing the same hallmarks as the one at westminster but very different from what was or two weeks ago in manchester. there is no formula. there is no pattern. certainly when it comes to be some extent activity in the middle east and here in europe. they use so many different methods and so many different tools to undertake their atrocities. i don't want to say this was conducted by islamic state that are very much looks like an incident, an atrocity which was delivered and organised by islamic state and even if it was not by islamic state it certainly was inspired by islamic state and is consistent with some of the literature that we have seen coming
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from the so—called islamic state over the last week about the ways in which they should use the month from a done to intensify their activities and maximise fear and destruction. thank you for explaining that. it is approaching five minutes to eight and you are watching bbc breakfast. iamafew and you are watching bbc breakfast. i am a few hundred metres away from where the attack, these two horrific attacks took place yesterday evening shortly after ten p.m. attacks took place yesterday evening shortly after ten pm. when a van began to ploughing to people on london bridge and then three men armed with knives left the vehicle and again attacking people on the street. six people, we understand, have been killed and 48 injured. the mayor of london has been reacting to the incident last night and talking this morning from south london. people should remain calm and
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vigilant. carry on their normal business. the threat level remains at severe and that is assessed by jtac, independent intelligence experts. there means of attack across the country is highly likely so we'll need to be vigilant. if you see anything suspicious or are worried, please report to the authorities. terrorists are co nsta ntly authorities. terrorists are constantly evolving and finding new ways to disrupt us, hamas and attack us. the police and experts and all of us are finding new ways to keep us safe. londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days. no reason to be alarmed. one of the things that all of us need to do is make sure we are safe as we possibly can. i am reassured that we are one of the safest global cities in the world, if not the safest global city in the world. we always evolve and review ways to make sure that we remain as safe as we possibly can. sadiq khan speaking earlier this morning. he also said
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that londoners will not be cowed by terrorism, speaking ahead of the general election this week on thursday he said he will be casting his vote and he will expect londoners to do the same as they refuse to be threatened by terrorist and this incident last night. we also heard talk about an increased police presence in london, that is what they will see today. joining me now is the former assistant commissioner of metropolitan police. thank you forjoining us. that increased presence, what will that entail? how does that play out in terms of policing? what they will do is they will keep shifts on longer and get officers to come in on their day off to show a visible presence on the street, simply to reassure people. there is not much in practical terms that can be done around that. but what they may also do is increase the number of armed officers who are patrolling the capital. so if anything does happen they can respond even quicker or
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perhaps than they did last night. one many people are commenting on is the speed at which emergency services reacted and how proud we are of how the emergency services have reacted. not just are of how the emergency services have reacted. notjust the fact that within eight minutes there were armed officer is on the scene who quickly took control of the situation but the fact that you had police officers running towards the danger when everybody else was running away. the bravery of these officers and even the armed officers who makes with salak and decisions, faced with what looked like potentially suicide bombers who were wearing these fake bomb belts who had already killed a number of people. to make the split—2nd decision whether to shoot or not is a horrific decision that these officers taken their stride and we should be proud of them. this morning the investigation continues. we see an increased presence of police here. what will they look at? what other procedures now? two things, really. they will be getting
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forensic evidence so that they can work out exactly what happened last night to present to the coroner inquest that they will also be working quickly to try and establish who these people were, who their contacts were, if they had been in touch with in the hours before the attack or even the days and weeks before to work out whether there is anybody else involved who either assisted them or potentially might be planning to do another attack. we also understand of course that local residents here are allowed back into their homes. —— are not allowed back into their homes. how much longer will they continue? as soon as the forensic examination has taken place at the scene, the police will want to return the situation to normal as quickly as possible. at the end of the day, if we change our behaviour as londoners, i live only half a
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mile away from where this happened, if we start changing our behaviour, if we start changing our behaviour, if people are disrupted, if the democratic process is a interrupter, even, than the terrorists begin to wind and we cannot allow that. thank you very much for talking to us. you he will be staying with us throughout the day to keep it up—to—date on how police respond to this attack. this is london bridge this attack. this is london bridge this morning. a short distance away from borough market where this incident took place where men in a van and decided to ploughing two people going about their everyday business on a saturday evening on the streets of london on london bridge where people were ploughed into on the street and then they got out of the van with knives and began attacking people on the street. we understand that six people have been killed and many seriously injured. 48 people are in hospital being treated. the prime minister has left the campaign trailand treated. the prime minister has left the campaign trail and she will be chairing an emergency meeting later
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in whitehall with senior cabinet ministers. we will keep you up—to—date here on bbc breakfast. good morning, you're watching bbc breakfast. i'm at london bridge where six people were killed last night and almost 50 injured in two attacks just a few hundred metres apart. counter—terrorism police are still on the scene. in the first incident, a van swerved onto the pavement and ploughed into pedestrians, eyewitnesses say the driver seemed to be deliberately targeting people. he and two other men left the van in nearby borough market — where several people were attacked with knives. they were running into the pubs and bars and stabbing

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