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this is bbc news. i'm jane hill. seven people died overnight in another terrorist attack. a van drove into pedestrians before three menjumped drove into pedestrians before three men jumped out and drove into pedestrians before three menjumped out and began drove into pedestrians before three men jumped out and began stabbing people in nearby streets. they were running into all the bars, stabbing people. i was saying run, running into all the bars, stabbing people. iwas saying run, run, run! some of the injured are in a critical condition in hospital. ba rs critical condition in hospital. bars and critical condition in hospital. ba rs a nd restau ra nts critical condition in hospital. bars and restaurants were placed in lockdown as police checked buildings for attackers. bateman it after the first reports of the attack, police say they had shot dead the three assailants —— 8 million after. several homes raided in barking in
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east london, and the rye minister condemns what she calls the evil ideology of extremism. there is far too much tolerance of extremism in oui’ too much tolerance of extremism in our country. we need to become far more robust in identifying it and stamping it out across the public sector and across society. it is important to give a message that democracy must prevail. if we allow these attacks to disrupt our democratic process, then we all lose. democratic process, then we all lose. good afternoon from central london, where seven people were killed last night and many more injured during the country's second terrorist attack in less than two weeks and the third
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in under three months. seven people were killed here on saturday night, and 48 injured, some of them have very serious injuries indeed. we are on the edge of the police cordon here at london bridge. you might not know london, but you may well know the shard, and that is where we are broadcasting to you from. it would have been an extremely busy area last night, saturday night. it was a beautiful day, a very warm evening, and some of the areas that the men attacked would have been thronged with people enjoying the warm summer weather in the bars and restaurants of borough market. let's just show you the pictures first of all from barking in east london, to the east of the
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capital. 12 people have been arrested in the last few hours as a result of the raids in that part of the city. a number of addresses are being searched. 12 people have been arrested currently. to bring you right up to date as well, if you haven't heard the sequence of events here at london bridge last night, officers were called to reports of a vehicle running into pedestrians on london bridge itself shortly after 10pm. that vehicle then crashed. the men inside got out and started stabbing people who were nearby, and then moved across to the area of borough market, not a very long distance, but an area full of very, very popular bars and restaurants, which would have been extremely busy last night. within eight minutes, though, as the head of the metropolitan police said, all those
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attackers had been shot and killed by armed police officers. the prime minister made a statement outside ten downing st this morning after chairing the emergency cobra meeting and used very strong language, very strong words and said that things had to change. our first report on the attack is from dan johnson. you may find some of the images distressing. sirens. the warmth of a summer's evening shattered by sirens. clear the area now! a huge police response answering urgent calls for help. whoa. just after 10pm, this white van was driven at people who were walking across london bridge. it crashed near southwark cathedral. witnesses say three men got out and ran towards borough market, stabbing anyone in their way. that is terrorists. there was a bar full of people there just having a good time, and they went running straight into them, and then i'm not too sure what they were saying,
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i think they were saying, "this is for allah," and people, you could hear them screaming, they were getting stabbed. when i first see them, they were, "this is for allah," and they run up, they stabbed this girl, i don't know how many times, ten times, maybe 15 times. and she was going, "help me, help me," and i could not do nothing. down, down! terror rippled through the area's bars and restaurants. police ordered people to get down as they tried to identify the attackers. others were told to run, as armed officers moved in and cleared the area. then this. gunfire. less than ten minutes after the first calls, it was over — three attackers shot dead in the street. they had canisters taped to their bodies, made to look like suicide vests — but not real, the police say. the ambulance service and hospitals put emergency plans into action.
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paramedics were there quickly, trying to save lives. on the bridge, people were treating those who'd been hit. helicopter landing there right now on the bridge. a helicopter landed on the bridge. a helicopter landed on the bridge to drop off an elite tea m on the bridge to drop off an elite team of officers, thought to be an elite team being used for the first time, blue thunder. there was lots of praise for the emergency services, and for passers—by, instinctive reaction or practised major response. i visited one of the hospitals where the injured are being treated. there, i heard truly remarkable stories of extraordinarily brave actions by officers on and off duty who were first on the scene. i also heard of colleagues from other emergency services and members of the public who ran towards the danger as this incident unfolded. many, many people risked their own
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safety to help others and to treat those seriously injured, and indeed to confront the suspects involved. behind a growing police cordon, teams were still checking the area, for a while unsure if other attackers were still a threat. there were controlled explosions as they searched buildings. once again, terror has torn through the election campaign, and the prime minister has been forced to confront some of the toughest issues. since the emergence of the threat from islamist inspired terrorism, our country has made significant progress in disrupting plots and protecting the public. but it is time to say enough is enough. everybody needs to go about their lives as they normally would. our society should continue to function in accordance with our values.
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but when it comes to taking on extremism and terrorism, things need to change. for the second time in a fortnight, democracy has been interrupted. most parties have suspended election campaigning, for the rest of the day. it is important to give a message that democracy must prevail. if we allow these attacks to disrupt our democratic process, then we all lose. this morning there was an emergency cabinet committee meeting with top security officials and politicians. london's metal of a city wounded but resolute. my message to londoners and visitors to our great city is to 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, as a consequence of our planning, preparation and the rehearsals that take place, the swift response from the emergency services,
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tackling the terrorists, but also helping the injured. the police investigation is spreading already. this morning, officers raided a flat in east london. they made several arrests. there is a large area around london bridge that is still taped off, lots of extra officers are on duty. there are plenty of questions for investigators and a lot for people to absorb. london has been through this before, but it is still a test of the city's resolve. dan johnson, bbc news, central london. we have talked about those arrayed in barking in east london, so let's go there now and join our correspondent. explaining that you what has been going on there, catherine. yes, the police cordon remains in place here at the elizabeth fry flats in barking. there is quite
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intense activity going on at the back of this block of flats. we believe the flat in question is a ground floor flat in in the last half an hour ground floor flat in in the last halfan houra ground floor flat in in the last half an hour a scaffolding contractor has started to put up scaffolding at the back. we believe to put some kind of covering over to protect that frenzied investigation as it continues, and to stop people looking and seeing what is being brought out —— forensic investigation. neighbours heard some loud noises before 7am this morning, loud noises before 7am this morning, loud bangs, and one may have been gunshots. we know that for ben and a woman were brought out of the flat —— for men. there are images of some of them lying on the floor before they were taken away. a little later another woman was put in an ambulance and taken away. and a little later than that, another group of people were put into police va ns group of people were put into police vans and taken away. people living in this area say they believe that
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one of the attackers may have been living in this flat. the reason they think that is because they have seen images circulated of the attackers. they believe they recognise one of them. they say that they think he may have lived here with his wife and possibly his young daughter, but i must stress that is not confirmed as the act. what scotland yard has said is that 12 arrests have been made in the barking area today and they say that multiple addresses are still being searched. we know that this is a fast moving investigation. scotla nd this is a fast moving investigation. scotland yard say their priority is to find out whether or not those attackers acted completely alone, whether or anyone else knew what they were going to do. as we saw, following the westminster attack and manchester, we may seek more raids and arrests in the coming hours and days. i know you will be straight back to us i know you will be straight back to us if there are further development there. thank you. let's had now to
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scotla nd there. thank you. let's had now to scotland yard and joint daniel sandford, our home for its grasp on and. your assessment and anything you are hearing about what is happening there in east london.- least of one of those addresses being searched in barking is directly linked to one of those that police suspect were involved in carrying out the attack, and who was ultimately shot by armed police. we are not sure about the other addresses in barking, or whether all three men are believed to come from the area. clearly, barking is an important focus of the enquiry at the moment around who these men were, and also who might or might not have known what they were planning to do. this is a familiar refrain now when these attacks happen. the key thing for police to identify is whether there was a broader group of people that were involved. it is worth remembering
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that amber rudd said this morning that amber rudd said this morning that it was believed that the main perpetrators had been stopped, the people who carried out the attack we re people who carried out the attack were those who were shot. beyond that there is a massive forensic investigation going on. traditionally with counterterrorism investigations it is important to recover every last fragment from the scene, so everything that could be in any way related to last night bus micro attack will have to be photographed and collected. blood spots, fragments of nettle, anything else that could be relevant. that vehicle will be photographed, investigated further. they don't like to leave anything behind in a counterterrorism investigation. it isa counterterrorism investigation. it is a huge operation and i am guessing that could cause a lot of disruption tomorrow for people coming into the transport system around london bridge will stop will have to see how that progresses. the
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police are wrestling with the fact that again some of their officers have been hurt. thankfully, none of the officers have been killed this time, but three metropolitan police officers have been injured, one of them seriously injured. he was off duty. he is a rugby player and tackled one of the attackers and sustained serious injuries from a knife. and also, a british transport police officer has been seriously injured after taking on one of these men with nice. stories of heroism on behalf of the police, as well as from members of the public who threw chairs and bottles to slow these men down in their attack. a lot of emphasis going on to make sure the public confidence remains in the police. a lot of emphasis today on the speed of the police response. the fact that from the beginning of the attack to the end, when the
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suspects were shot, was only eight minutes. an honest sense that a lot of loss of life might have been prevented by the speedy and aggressive reaction of these armed officers last night. thank you. daniel sandford at scotland yard. talking about the involvement of members of the public. we have heard a lot of reports of people who were in the bars and restaurants, trying to throw things at the attackers to try to do what tiny thing they could under the circumstances, bearing in mind as well that at least one of the attackers, if not all of them, we re the attackers, if not all of them, were wearing fake suicide vests. they were wearing canisters, things that were designed to make it look like they were wearing suicide vest. the public would not have known they we re the public would not have known they were not real. neither the public nor the emergency services would have known. we have heard lots of
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accou nts have known. we have heard lots of a ccou nts of have known. we have heard lots of accounts of what went on as well from people who escaped, from people who were nearby, from people who we re who were nearby, from people who were out in the bars in this part of london on saturday evening. our home editor mark easton has spoken to one couple who live in borough market. they told him about what they witnessed, and what they experienced last night. around about 10:10, we were just watching a film, windows wide open, and wejust heard commotion, you know, glass smashing, you know, tables and chairs being tipped over. high—pitched screaming. lots of screaming, yeah, so ijumped up, and i looked out the window onto what would be southwark street, and i saw lots of people screaming and running and just trying to get out of the way of something. most people trying to run down into the underground station, run down borough high street. yeah, people were running everywhere, you heard a man on the phone saying, there'd been a stabbing, "there's been a stabbing which..." and it was when i saw lots of people running down into the underground that i thought it seemed a lot more
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serious, because it was mass panic — it wasn't just a fight, it was something serious. and there was one ambulance that had obviously gone to this stabbing. one young guy seemed to come out of the pub, and he was knocking on the window of the ambulance, he was in a panic, saying, "you have to help me, my friend, he's been stabbed, and he's in the pub." whether or not he got stabbed in the pub or outside the pub, i don't know, and he said, "my friend's been stabbed, he's in the pub." and there was another guy who was probably in his 40s, standing on the other side of the ambulance, knocking on the other window, saying, "i've been stabbed," and he was covered in blood. i'm not sure if i've got this wrong now, because i haven't seen it on the news, but i am convinced that i heard some sort of bang in the slug and lettuce. people came out screaming. lots of people came running out of the slug and lettuce, then armed police ran in there, and it was in that kind of area, or the borough high street area we heard another series of gunshots. so i looked out the window, and there was loads of armed police. it was when everything seemed to calm down. everything seemed to calm down... yeah, there wasn't a lot of people around, and there
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were a lot of police still, not many people, but then we were looking at the window, and the bomb robot turned up. yeah, and then claudia said, "it looks like there's a bomb squad here," so i shouted down... at this point, they had cleared everyone out of the whole area, so i shouted down and said, "we are still up here, what should we do?" and then one of the police officers said, "get out, you have to get out of the building now." he was like, "look, just run." that is one couple who live in borough market. let's had now to borough market. let's had now to borough high street and join our correspondent sophie long. what is happening there wed you are, sophie, and what have people been saying to you? i am on borough high street, as you? i am on borough high street, as you say, and further up is london bridge, and that is where all of this happened just after 10pm last night. as you can probably see, there is a huge amount of police activity still in this area. we have seen activity still in this area. we have seen forensic teams make their way down the street. there have also
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been a number of private ambulance services that we have seen go down there. this is an ongoing investigation, a very fast moving one. we know already that 12 arrests we re one. we know already that 12 arrests were made this morning in barking in east london, and the investigation continues here. there is a large area that is cordoned off. we are diagonally away from you, if you like, but behind that building there is borough market, and we have heard today that there have been a number of tributes that have flooded in on social media internationally. our market is a real haven for foodies, really. food is bought and sold there, and so many people who come to london will have visited borough market, and it is also loved by locals. i have spoken to a number of them, some of whom were caught up in them, some of whom were caught up in the carnage of last night and they have spoken of the art panic that
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went on as the three attackers burst into the bars and restaurant, all of which would have been packed with people on a saturday night at any time of the year, but last night was a lovely summer's evening, many londoners out relaxing, eating and jinking, enjoying time with their friends. and then this. a number of people have started to come here to the corner to my left, to lay flowers. one of the tribute reads "we have lived in this area for many yea rs "we have lived in this area for many years and we are saddened by the events of last night and our thoughts and our prayers are with the victims". people are coming here now to lay flowers. there are also posters that have been put up some of them with the hash tag turn to love. there is a man is with a t—shirt that read struggle for love. that is the sense of resolve that we are hearing a lot, londoners are saying they will not be terrorised by these events, they will not allow
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them to win. that is interesting because people have been coming here to lay flowers as well, not so many here because they have too passed a lot of police and they have too passed through the cordon, but people have been doing that. the emergency cobra meeting took place today, a high—level meeting chaired by the prime minister, senior cabinet ministers, discussing their reaction to the events, and all of this happening for days before a general election. our political correspondent has more on that. an all too familiar sight. flags flying at half—mast over downing street, as senior cabinet figures and police officials arrive at a cobra meeting to discuss last night's attack. just four days before a general election, the main parties announced they would postpone national campaigning. but it would get underway again tomorrow. so there's a balance of things here. on the one hand, clearly we want to respect the people who have been injured and killed.
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we want to pay proper respect, and therefore, we don't want to carry on across it. but on the other hand, the people doing this are doing this because they despise the freedoms that we have. and those freedoms can be the freedom to go out on a saturday night, or the freedom to cast their vote. the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, said despite today's campaign suspension, the democratic process must not be disrupted. i can't recall any other election when there's been anything like this. this has got to be the worst. i hope that it will not disrupt our process, because we have to have a democratic process. but i also hope we will reflect on the need to have sufficient police officers on our streets, and also sufficient intelligence to look at the terrorist threat. but in response, as in manchester, all communities must come together. it is right that we suspend our national campaigning. but it's also right that we get the balance right. and we are proud of our democracy, and that in the midst of an election, all parties, no matter who you support, ought to continue with that local campaigning, and we should get
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on with the national campaigning soon. it must not be that the terrorists put us in a position where we weaken our democracy in response to that outrage. in scotland, the snp leader and first minister nicola sturgeon, also not campaigning, will chair a meeting of the scottish government's resilience committee in the wake of the attack. but unlike the other main political parties, ukip say they won't suspend national campaigning today. the prime minister says we must not have the democratic process stopped by terrorism, therefore we're going to suspend campaigning. we think the opposite of that. we think we should be having an honest conversation about the real mistakes we've made in the past, and what we need to do to put this right. this election campaign has seen two terror attacks in as many weeks. when the campaign does get back under way tomorrow, it's likely to be more muted and the issue of security firmly on the minds of voters. eddie price is in downing street. we
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arejust eddie price is in downing street. we are just hearing that there will be are just hearing that there will be a national silence held. tell us more about what you are hearing on that. that's right. the flags are flying at half—mast in downing street right now. we understand all flags on all government buildings will continue to fly at half—mast until tuesday. on tuesday, a national silence will be held in memory of those who lost their lives in the attacks last night. we find ourselves in very uncharted territory. this is a few days away from a general election. this is the sunday before a general election, what would ordinarily be an incredibly busy day for the campaign. the main party leaders had all planned to make big speeches today, and those have all now been put on hold, so there is a sense here that obviously this terror attack will very much affect both the tone and the content of this
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forthcoming election campaign, or the days we have got left within it. i think there is also a fine line that the parties will have to tread between being seen to be respectful to those you have lost their lives, but not being seen to make political gain or capital out of what has happened. at the same time, addressing voters concerned about security and some of the issues that have been thrown up by the attacks here. we heard theresa may making a speech a few hours ago in which she said there was a 4—point plan to change counterterrorism strategy. that has come under some criticism from a senior member of the labour party, who said that the timing of all of that was wrong. for labour's part, jeremy corbyn will make a speech reacting to events last night, and also reacting to the point that theresa may made here today. thank you. reaction there following the terrorist attack
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yesterday. you are watching bbc news. we continue now with coverage from london bridge. we will have much more from here in the next half hour. we will keep you up—to—date with all of the developers. we will pause momentarily to catch up with the weather prospects whether the —— wherever you are in the country. after an afternoon of sunshine and showers, more significant rain is moving into the uk. rain will pull into northern ireland and as the night goes on, feed into scotland. by night goes on, feed into scotland. by the end of the night it is pulling away from northern ireland but into north—west england and wales where for some of us it will hang around all day on monday. a milder night than last night, but on the coolest site the macro side in
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east anglia. fabrics of rain on monday, persistent rain in north—west england and wales. into tuesday, some of us will have had 18 millimetres of rain, causing difficult travel conditions. for the afternoon, this is the picture at 4pm. showers in scotland, one or two into northern ireland, but also some sunny spells. a lot of rain across northern england, but the most persistent rain will be to the west of the pennines and into wales as well. really difficult travelling conditions during the afternoon and into the evening. the wind picks up as well. the english channel coast and south wales, coastal gales developing as that rain shuns east across england towards the end of the day. through monday night, although it turns a dryer in wales, still raining in north—west england, heading back into scotland as the
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area of low pressure pushes north. still some uncertainty for tuesday as to where this low pressure system will be setting, but there will still be some rain threatening eastern parts of the uk, especially into north—east england and scotland. a colder, blustery day wherever you are on tuesday. even if you don't have the persistent rain, a lot of showers developing but also some writer moments in between the showers, with temperatures below normalfor showers, with temperatures below normal for the showers, with temperatures below normalfor the time of showers, with temperatures below normal for the time of year. wednesday looks like a dry day, thankfully. still some rain around north—east scotland where it could cause some problems. by thursday, there is another weather system coming our way. so, the there is another weather system coming ourway. so, the main there is another weather system coming our way. so, the main story for the weather this week is some heavy rain at times and quite windy too. hello, this is bbc news with jane
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hill in central london and me. the headlines: police arrested 12 people at various addresses in barking in east london as the investigation continues into the terror attack on london bridge on saturday night. seven people were killed in the attack, 48 were taken to hospital with serious injuries, three attackers were shot dead by the police. britain's prime minister, theresa may, says thursday plus my general election will go ahead. she condemned the attack saying enough is enough. we must come together, we must pull together and united we will take on and defeat our enemies. security has been stepped up in manchester where a benefit concert ta kes pla ce manchester where a benefit concert takes place tonight for the victims of the suicide bombing at ariana grande's show in the city two weeks ago. now with the latest
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developments after last night's attack, and tim wilcox is at kings couege attack, and tim wilcox is at kings college hospital in london. iam standing college hospital in london. i am standing outside kings college london were 14 people were admitted last night, six women and eight men. this hospital is one of three london hospitals which has major trauma unit. we understand one patient has been discharged, other patients were taken to and saint thomas's. nine patients there and five have been. saint mary's, which has a trauma unit, and you see eight, five patients and two discharged. we have not heard about the nature of the injuries, but many people here will probably have had knife wounds and they were caught up when the white van careered they were caught up when the white van ca reered onto they were caught up when the white van careered onto the pavement of the bridge and brown people over
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there. we have also learned that it was this hospital that theresa may came toa was this hospital that theresa may came to a few hours ago. i think we can do dues from that that some of the police officers who were injured in the attacks were here. the prime minister said in her statement that she had been to visit some of the victims and spoken to some of the police officers and other victims first—hand about what they went through. just on the point of the police officers, which understand four police officers were injured. one was a british transport police officer who tackled one of the knife men with his baton as they were running around starving people and he has been seriously injured, but is ok and was able to recount what happened. three other police officers injured from the metropolitan police. one was of duty, he was a rugby player, and he tackled one of the knife men and sustained serious knife injuries as a result. not just
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sustained serious knife injuries as a result. notjust policemen and londoners who have been affected in this latest terror attack in the british capital, but people from around the world. we have not had independent confirmation of all the names, butjust independent confirmation of all the names, but just to independent confirmation of all the names, butjust to take you through the nationalities. two australians we re the nationalities. two australians were directly involved in last night's terror attack. a man from new zealand, oliver dowling, who had a four hour operation for serious sta b a four hour operation for serious stab wounds which mercifully missed his vital organs. we understand his pa rents a re his vital organs. we understand his parents are at his bedside. we also have heard that his girlfriend, a french national, is being treated at another hospital. the one name in terms of foreign nationals caught up in last night's terror attack, oliver dowling from new zealand, a four hour operation, but his vital organs mercifully missed. one other briton who has been named and
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confirmed is jeff ho, briton who has been named and confirmed isjeff ho, a business editorfor confirmed isjeff ho, a business editor for express confirmed isjeff ho, a business editorfor express group confirmed isjeff ho, a business editor for express group newspapers. the injured are still being treated at five hospitals around london, some i still critically ill in these major trauma unit. as you can imagine worldwide response to this latest terror attack in britain has been swift and extremely condemnatory of what has befallen the people of london again a fortnight on from the manchester attacks. let's catch up with some of the worldwide action from james landale. this attack may have been targeted on the people of london, but the threat of terrorism is global, and world leaders were quick to show their solidarity. australia's prime minister said that two australians had been directly affected by the incident. we send our heartfelt sympathy and love to the victims and their families, and to the people of britain. this attack is yet another cruel example of the new reality in which we live, the ever—present threat of murderous islamist terrorists.
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from across the world, leaders took to social media to express their horror and sympathy. chancellor merkel saying that germany stood firmly and decisively at the side of great britain in the fight against terrorism. in new york, the authorities increased security across the city, particularly in areas full of pedestrians and tourists, like here in times square. donald trump called theresa may to offer his condolences. in a series of tweets, the president offered his help, but he also used the incident to renew his demands for a ban on travellers from six mostly muslim countries. and he also appeared to criticise the mayor of london, sadiq khan, for saying there was no need to be alarmed. at a security conference in singapore, new zealand's defence minister echoed theresa may's call for tighter controls over the internet. we know that terror organisations look to galvanise support and exploit porous borders, disenfranchised individuals, and the access provided by the internet and social media.
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this is a clear and present security threat to us all. four french nationals were caught up in the attack, and france's new prime minister visited a crisis centre monitoring events. security has already been tightened at polling stations in london for next week's elections to the french parliament. la france et le royaume—uni... translation: france and the united kingdom are allies that have been subjected to a common threat, and we will be united in ourjoint response to it. president macron spoke to theresa may this morning and reminded the prime minister of the importance of european cooperation in the fight against terrorism. james landale, bbc news. we have been talking about the specialist trauma unit at kings couege specialist trauma unit at kings college hospital, one of three hospitals which has these units
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which deal with the most severely injured, knife wounds and serious trauma, as would have been the case when some of those victims were knocked over by that white van. let's get some more detail about how these operations swing into motion from our health editor. you have been making a lot of calls today. this is one of the serious trauma unit. they did respond extremely quickly. that is right. there are major trauma centres, in this case around england, identified by nhs england, so in the event of a major incident the paramedics, the ambulance, the staff, nowhere to ta ke ambulance, the staff, nowhere to take patients. in this case kings couege take patients. in this case kings college hospital in south london is one of them. the royal london in east london is the and saint mary's in paddington is a third. so the most seriously injured patients
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would have been taken straight here. this is a fairly short distance away from london bridge. but it is the speed of this. the prime minister was talking about the fact that police and medical services were on the ground within minutes. eight minutes after this happened the attackers were shot dead. how often do they re—her something like this ona do they re—her something like this on a saturday night and to be able to put so many men onto the ground so to put so many men onto the ground so quickly. they have a major incident plan in place which is activated immediately. a hospital, a major trauma centre, will know precisely who to call in, who are not normally rostered on. it would have possibly involve the phone calls and social media and the staff would have been called in very quickly. that is what happened in manchester. in manchester they had rehearsed precisely the scenario that very tragically unfolded. the staff were called in quickly and there were more than were needed,
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some came in of duty. it shows extraordinary dedication. it is worth stressing as the metropolitan police commissioner said today, the emergency services went into a dangerous situation. that is their job, they acted very quickly. london bridge is very central. they acted extremely quickly to get their patients to centres like this. surgeons if they are of duty will be paged or telephone. what about blood supplies and things like that? tragically seven people died in this one, but when you compare it to other attacks that have killed scores of people, how do blood banks work on that? in manchester they had people queueing around the block at donor centres on a weekday morning. maybe more people were able to do that and they said at one point, we have got enough supplies, but they we re have got enough supplies, but they were grateful for blood donors coming forward, members of staff at
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hospitals giving blood. the situation with blood supplies at these london hospitals, we have not been briefed on how things worked out. but they are major centres and they would have been able to call on supplies available. there will have been people in the hospital who were going to donate as well. thank you very much indeed. we talked about the rehearsal for the manchester attack which left so many people dead. that involve explosives. there isa dead. that involve explosives. there is a tribute concert tonight by ariana grande with other stars, a benefit concert for the victims. there were tiled victims in that attack because ariana grande had many fans who were teenage girls and boys. my colleague is up in manchester now ahead of the concept and that is still going ahead. —— child victims. very much so, it
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is going ahead. the organisers said it was going ahead with a greater purpose in light of the attacks in london last night. this will be the one love manchester concert at the old trafford cricket ground. they arejust old trafford cricket ground. they are just starting to open the gates, just starting to allow the concertgoers to filter through. 50,000 people will be at this concert tonight. this concert will be many things. it will be an act of remembrance first of all for the 22 people who died at manchester arena two weeks ago. it will be an act of solidarity with their families and with the survivors of that suicide bomb attack. it is also going to be an act of celebration, people enjoying music, the very reason they went to manchester arena in the first place. it is going to be an act of collective defiance, people saying, we are going to go out and enjoy music and we are going to
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carry on. there is a huge security operation around this concept. you can see on the other side of the road some armed officers amongst people proper number of voices, supporting greater manchester police. the assistant chief co nsta ble police. the assistant chief constable said this morning we are deeply saddened to hear about last night's horrific attacks. but he was asking people here, while being watchful, to be insured by the security presence. there has been a very powerful statement from ariana grande's manager and he used this phrase, this concert will have a greater purpose tonight. after the event last night in london and those in manchester two weeks ago we feel a sense of responsibility to honour those lost, injured and affected. we plan to honour them with courage, bravery and defiance in the face of fear. today's benefit concert will
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not only continue, but we will do so with greater purpose. we must not be afraid and in tribute to all those affected here and around the world we will bring our voices together and sing loudly. all the artists involved have been unwavering in their support this morning. they are determined to carry on with the show. he said, we ask the strong city of manchester and the world to join us in making the statement that hatred and fear will never win. today we stand together. as i say, a really strong message to all the concertgoers who are hugely appreciative of the efforts by the emergency services. a lot of them walking up to police officers and asking to have their photos taken with them. there is a certain amount of nervousness of course, but what overrides that is the determination to be here today, to listen to the
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music and to carry on with life. overnight to my colleague jane music and to carry on with life. overnight to my colleaguejane hill at london bridge. anita mcveigh at the build—up to the concert tonight in manchester. that is in aid of the most appalling terrorist atrocity we hoped we would not be seeing anything like that again, but less than two weeks later here we are all again at london bridge and seven people have lost their lives as a result of what happened here on london bridge and close by in the bars and restaurants of borough market. a piece of information that has come through from the nhs. we have had a few more figures in terms of those injured. seven people died, but many people we re seven people died, but many people were injured. 48 were injured, but some people were treated at the scene. some people were treated at the scene. we are hearing some stats on
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the nhs. 36 people are still in hospital. of those 21 are receiving critical care. that does not necessarily mean they are in intensive care. we learnt from manchester it is not the same thing, but it does not mean they are in a critical condition, but they are receiving critical care. it gives you a sense of the nature of injuries, there are some very serious injuries out there, just as we saw after the blast at the manchester arena. so 36 people still in hospital, that is the figure from the nhs. there is talk about everything that happened here last night and the continuing police investigation and some of the responses we saw last night. professor michael clarke has rejoined me, the former head of the royal united services institute. there is a lot to talk about in the
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public reaction. we are talking about the speed of the police response, that eight minutes statistic which seems extraordinary. you have said as soon as the reports came through of the initial attack of the vehicle on london bridge there was an immediate police response. it was clear this attack was in borough market and london bridge and the police sent out by twitter the run, hide, tell message which they had been talking about in theory. ring up somebody, tell the authorities, run and hide. it looks like that is exactly what people did. people locked themselves in rooms, phoned friends, got onto twitter and were put through to the police. in a sense we have got a population of londoners, young londoners, who are pretty savvy. they will know how to use their mobile phones and they reacted exactly as the police would have wa nted exactly as the police would have
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wanted them to react, run, hide, et al. there is a lot of evidence that the attackers themselves seem to be uncertain of what to do next. at one point there were driven away from a pub because people through tables at them. they were disorganised. they did not have a clear plan after they got out of the vehicle as to what to do next. they did not do it terribly efficiency. that is cold comfort to the people who have lost their lives, but operationally they were not good once they got out of the vehicle and some of that was due to the fact that the londoners they we re the fact that the londoners they were attacking had a sense of what to do, run, hide, et. one of the silver lining is out of this incident is it shows the british public can habitually themselves to the possibilities may arise where these events take place. these events a re these events take place. these events are very these events take place. these events are very rare. these events take place. these events are very rare. your chances of being involved in this compared
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to getting knocked over and cross was crossing the road. there is good evidence the british public are getting used to what they may need to do. it is one of the main aspects that i think the authorities will feel quite cheered about. they will regard that as a bit of progress. that is interesting. what are your thoughts on the fact that all three of the men were wearing fake suicide vests ? fro m of the men were wearing fake suicide vests? from a distance and individual would have thought it was a suicide vest. but they turned out to be fake. is it unusual? what is behind it? it is unusual and we do not know what was behind it yet. but it tells me they were amateurs. if they had suicide vests, they would have used them. they must have known they were going to die last night. remember they had a vehicle and
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knives, they did not have firearms. presumably they wanted to look like suicide bombers to increase the sense of alarm and actually they did not. if you read accounts of people who saw them, people were saying, i ran behind him, he had a suicide vest on, i think it was fake, otherwise he would have used it. i heard someone say that. the fact that they wanted to pretend they we re that they wanted to pretend they were suicide bombers indicates to me they were determined amateurs. if they were determined amateurs. if they had real suicide vests, they would have used them. but that also speaks to the extraordinary bravery of the public and some of police officers. if you see someone wearing one, it is not human instinct to run towards it. unbelievable. the police armed with their baton is when two people they thought had suicide vests on. that is bravery of the highest order, it is absolute gold
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dust. it happened in 2005 with the tragic death of charles de menezes on the stock hill chewed. people thought he had a suicide vest on and two officers went and sat beside him on the train. of course it was all a terrible mistake and he was innocent. but when it comes to it, police forces do extraordinarily brave things but they do not get credit for it. people are always looking for the criticisms, but they forget when everyone else is moving away, some of these people are moving towards the danger. some members of the public decided to move towards the danger as well to see what they could do and those stories will emerge in the next few days. i am sure that is right. is it your assessment the police and security services will have known very quickly who these men work?|j am very quickly who these men work?” am sure they will. once they have a body in front of them they can dna
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tested and they have dna records that they can use. there may be identification on the individuals. it is astonishing how many individuals want to be identified. they want to be famous, they wanted to be known who they are. it is unusualfor to be known who they are. it is unusual for the police to have to work too hard to identify bodies. they would have identified these people within a couple of hours and then the real work starts in trying to get down around the associates and the families and close the plot down in case it is the beginning of something else. we hear about potential copycat attacks, would you have concerns in that regard? is that something we have seen in the past? terrorists are great creatures of fashion. while it is fashionable now to run vehicles into crowds, thatis now to run vehicles into crowds, that is what they do. i can just
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imagine these three individuals last night saying, there was an attack on westminster bridge two once ago, less attack london bridge. we want to go down as the london bridge attackers. they would not attack bridges a long way away. they want to be famous? yes, that sense of imitation and this need to be shown to be part of a movement is something the authorities must worry about because with relatively little planning other people might think about doing this and that is why these determined amateur attacks, random though they may be, could become a trend of determined amateurs. very interesting to hear your assessment. thank you for coming back to top to us. thank you so coming back to top to us. thank you so much for your time, very interesting analysis indeed. we have been hearing lots of stories last night. professor clark touched on some of those and some of the
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remarkable bravery we have been talking about. we also heard from a spectator journalist who saw a lot of what went on last night. as we got onto the bridge we were about a third of the way across and i noticed someone lying on the pavement with a small crowd around them and i thought perhaps they had collapsed, but further on on the right—hand side on the road this time were rather than the pavement, there was someone time were rather than the pavement, there was someone else lying there. our taxi driver pointed out there we re our taxi driver pointed out there were further casualties on the road ahead of us. i realised at that point something was wrong. you saw emergency services come to the scene very shortly after the first call was made around eight minutes past ten? as we were there, ambulances we re ten? as we were there, ambulances were arriving, just after ten past ten. we saw a four by four and saw the police jumped out ten. we saw a four by four and saw the policejumped out and ten. we saw a four by four and saw the police jumped out and they pulled out machine guns. then crowds
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of people started running across the bridge towards us coming northwards. the pleas were very much heading in the opposite direction. the injured we re the opposite direction. 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? many people were told to move away from the scene with their hands on their heads as the police we re hands on their heads as the police were identifying who the attackers were. we were not really told anything. it was so clear really quickly that something bad was happening that i said to the taxi driver, can you lock the doors and can we stay parked. the traffic was not moving at all. then we eventually got out. some people stopped and kept telling us what was going on. some people said a van had driven into people and other people said people had been stabbed. we saw
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people coming towards us and at that point i said to my wife, let's make the move and we moved north. it was about 20 past ten and the police at the north end of the bridge were trying to gather witness statements. how much longer did you stay in the area? were you able to get back home? we wanted to get away pretty quickly and that is what the police we re quickly and that is what the police were encouraging us to do. at the north end of the bridge we saw a black cab with its light on and flag it down. the cab driver was very friendly and took us home for next to nothing. i think he realised we we re to nothing. i think he realised we were pretty shaken up and it was very nice. will heaven, from the spectator magazine, who saw so much last night of what was happening. you are
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watching bbc news. much more coming from here at the top of the hour. first, we will catch up with the weather prospects from nick miller. after an afternoon of sunshine and showers, more significant rain is heading into the uk. it will pull into northern ireland and feed into scotland. by the end of the night it is pulling away from northern ireland, but into north—west england and wales and it will hang around all day on monday. it will be a mild night compared to last night. into monday and some outbreaks of rain in scotla nd monday and some outbreaks of rain in scotland to begin the day, turning showery, persistent rain in north—west england and into wales. by north—west england and into wales. by the time that clears away from monday into tuesday, some of us will have had 80 millimetres of rain, causing difficult travelling
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conditions. by four o'clock it is showers in scotland. a few in northern ireland, but there will also be some sunny spells. a lot of rain in northern england, but the most persistent will be towards the west of the pennines and into wales as well. difficult travel conditions getting going into the afternoon and the evening. the wind picks up as well. in the coast we will see coastal gales developing and the rain moves further east towards the end of the day. through monday night also it turns dry in wales it is still raining in north—west england and that rain is heading back into scotland. whilst there is still some uncertainty for tuesday, there will still be some rain threatening eastern parts of the uk into north east england and scotland. it will bea east england and scotland. it will be a cooler, blustery day wherever you are on tuesday. even if you do
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not have persistent rain, there will bea not have persistent rain, there will be a lot of showers developing. temperatures below normal for this time of year. wednesday looks like a drier day thankfully. rain maybe around in parts of north east scotland. by thursday there is another weather system coming our way. the main story for the weather this week is there will be rain at times. the dry days will be wednesday and friday and it will be quite windy as well. you're watching bbc news. i'm jane hill. police make 12 arrests following last night's terrorist attack here on london bridge that left seven people dead and 48 injured. a van drove into pedestrians on the bridge before three men
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jumped out and stabbed people in nearby streets. they were running in all the pubs, all the bars. they run in and they were stabbing everyone and i was going to people, "run, run, run!". several homes have been raided in barking in east london. it is thought that four of the 12 arrested are women. the prime minister condemned what she called the "evil ideology of islamist extremism" and said it was time to say
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