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attack on london bridge that left seven people dead and left 48 injured. a van drove into pedestrians before 3 men jumped out and began stabbing people in nearby streets. in an unverified statement, islamic state has claimed responsibility for the attack. a french citizen and a canadian citizen are among the dead. as details of the victims emerge, relatives of those hurt have been telling their stories. in downing street, the prime minister condemned "the evil ideology of islamist extremism" and called for a new approach. there is, to be frank, far too much tolerance of extremism. we need to become more robust in identifying it across the public sector and society. our priority must be public safety and i will take whatever action is necessary and affective to protect the security of our people and our country. during the day, several homes were raided in barking,
in east london. it's thought that four of the 12 people arrested are women. the us singer ariana grande, the british band coldplay and oasis's liam gallagher, were among the stars taking part in a concert in manchester, in aid of the families of the victims of the bombing that took place in the city two weeks ago. stars from around the world took part in the event. performers dedicated many songs to the people who were affected by the attack which took place at a concert held by ariana grande last month. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are the political commentator, james millar and jo phillips. tomorrow's front pages.
starting with the guardian — a counter—terrorism chief refuses to confirm whether the attackers were were already known to the police or intelligence services. the ft focuses on theresa may's plans to review existing police and security powers, increase pressure on tech companies and introduce tougher anti—terror laws. the telegraph claims counter—terrorism officers have been monitoring an alleged extremist cell in barking since march and secretly recorded individuals plotting a van and knife attack in london. quoting mrs may's phrase that "enough is enough", the express vows to support the prime minister's plans for what it calls "tougher action on terrorists". the mail also leads with that quote from mrs may, adding that all of britain was echoing her sentiments. the mirror leads with the heroes of last night. it said policeman and members of the public fought off the attackers with batons, chairs, glasses and their bare hands. police fired an "unprecedented" 50 bullets at the attackers to bring them down within eight minutes, the metro says. and the i calls the police and public response "defiant" the quote, "enough is enough", on
the front page is quite few newspapers, including the ft and she vows newspapers, including the ft and she vows of war on extremism but there is no clarity on what that really means? the financialtimes is no clarity on what that really means? the financial times says mrs may's responds marked a sharp escalation in rhetoric and actually thatis escalation in rhetoric and actually that is all anybody can do. we all agree enough is enough and something has to be done but the question for mrs may orfor has to be done but the question for mrs may or for any politician is what can you do? there are questions about what police knew, what security services new but what can you do? we know young men sent to
prison are quite often coming out radicalised when they did not go in radicalised when they did not go in radicalised so increasing jail terms does not seem like quite a good idea... before anybody climbs all over that,, that does not mean that they should not be sent to prison. no, of course not, but there are things like whether we go back to control orders, which we had now we have the prevention of. the exclusion orders on people who have been abroad and come back. what the public will probably find unsettling is that in this attack and the attack in manchester two weeks ago, people claimed to have reported their neighbours all the
perpetrators. we do not know. —— or. i think there has to be a bit of a pr exercise to save we are following these but look at the scale. the police, the authorities, contrary to what american media believe happens in our country, we do go along with what they ask but do not report everything because it could compromise the investigation. we saw the aftermath of the manchester attack, the americans willing to share everything was only when they should not have done. the ft story, donald trump talking of rhetoric... said he criticised the mayor of london for sane people not to be
worried. it took that out of context saying that sadiq khan said people should not be alarmed. i'd should could drop shot for calling the us president what you did. you know i have a job to do. the guardian, again the quote from theresa may, "enough is enough". a few things to discuss, notably the photograph appearing on a few front pages. but arresting, no pun intended, not the kind of thing that we are used to seeing but the other story on the front page, labour attacks pm for presiding over cuts to police. we
are now presiding over cuts to police. we are now on presiding over cuts to police. we are now on to monday so the election campaign is officially back on. a slightly odd one. the guardian says critics have accused the prime minister of politicising the atrocity and the next paragraph jeremy corbyn saying may implemented 20,000 police cards. there are questions to be answered about police cuts but two were those cuts have fallen and how much they would have fallen and how much they would have impacted on this because anti— terror police are quite well off. of course if you do not have bobbies on the beat to spot the first signs then... we have not had bobbies on then... we have not had bobbies on the beat for quite a long time. you can the beat for quite a long time. you ca n always the beat for quite a long time. you can always have more resources but resources going into this sort of
terrorism has to be much more internet based. it is not necessarily about walking the street. i am sure it is a mixture of both. but it is about listening and infiltrating an interesting that jeremy corbyn to the campaign last night, sunday night. nobody should be making political capital out of these but we are three days away from an election. it raises this question of suspending the campaign. after manchester it was suspended for four days. this time 24 hours. ukip for four days. this time 24 hours. udem for four days. this time 24 hours. ukip did not observe that suspension. was it the right decision? it is hard to say. but there is an election this week so you cannot suspend campaign. there is an election this week so you cannot suspend campaignm there is an election this week so you cannot suspend campaign. in the telegraph, youtube link to the terror attack. officers recorded a
cell talking about how to use a fan to attack london. basically similar to attack london. basically similar to the same thing that happened on saturday. is it the same plot? a year not entirely sure. it is not cover where you chip 15 but it fits into the idea that the prime minister has put out that the internet has to be policed and clamped down. sites like youtube need to be more if. you get into the argument of what is free speech, what is hate speech? absolutely. she raised it at the g7 and there are people within the industry beginning to address it but it is impossible to address it but it is impossible to police. it is a monster that is
created because it just to police. it is a monster that is created because itjust keeps growing and whatever you do to police, there is a dark web where people can find things. people will talk about free speech and censorship. what you have to do is somehow or rather get to these people who are not representative of islam or any religion or political cause, they are people who are incredibly disturbed and intent on evil. yet to be careful of focusing oi'i evil. yet to be careful of focusing on the internet too much. i do journalists so i am cynical about what goes on on the internet. the has to be some sort of human interaction as well. yes, persuading... it is easy to bleed into the internet when there are
other parts of the puzzle. this is the picture of the two attackers when... assuming the picture of the two attackers when. .. assuming at the picture of the two attackers when... assuming at this point that have been shot by police who arrived so have been shot by police who arrived so incredibly quickly, and we then eight minute they were dead. for the people involved those eight minutes must have felt like hours and hours but it is incredible because we know there are more armed police on the street and visible but they are also working on the periphery but to come and to deal with it like that and, as we know now, these were fake suicide bombs before the officers involved they must have thought they we re involved they must have thought they were really charged. the venture has a close—up version of that same photograph. police fire 50 bullets which is set to be unprecedented to cut short the terror rampage. you'll be skidding about the use of a
photograph like that? it is the metro, a free paper all over buses and trains in london and lots of people, including children, will see it. it also gives the attention profile, often with the sort of attacks they are carried out to achieve a profile. the comparison is high school shootings in america where there was a spate of them because every time what happened, the person who did it, invariably male, was put on the front pageant sometime he became an outlaw, an era to people simile disturbed and they saw they could get their own five minutes. the media looked at how that my have been responsible for some of those attacks and pull back
on the coverage. last night, there we re on the coverage. last night, there were people on social media saying why are you giving these people are the oxygen of publicity but we have to report the story. nothing will go on the bbc radio or television without being weighed up and conceded. hopefully. broadcasting is much more regulated than newspapers. the problem i think comes back to the free—speech and the internet, is that people who are taking these photographs — we do not know if they are from professionaljournalists all of the public — but editors sometimes not as strict as they used to be in saying, actually, we're not going to publish thatjust because it is all over social media does not make it acceptable for our readers. i completely agree with james. it is
a free paper. in the corner, a picture of ariana grande, a joyful reaction to this, why not put a picture of her on the front. an bully can she seemed. picture of her on the front. an bully can she seemedlj picture of her on the front. an bully can she seemed. i heard her singing somewhere over the rainbow, which was amazing. i am familiar because i have a young daughter. the daily star, no trouble with this front page. this is a photograph that is a very good photojournalistic front—page. it has real people, it has the journalist, jeff ho and gerard, who
have become celebrities really, three girls at the ariana grande concert in manchester and then the emergency services that do all this stuff all the time and keep doing all a brilliantjob. stuff all the time and keep doing all a brilliant job. there's all sorts of words that get bandied around, nobody ever uses the word cowed except after a terrorist attack, heroes could also be applied, these people, the ambulance, the police, they are genuine heroes, they ran to war space... while telling everyone else to runaway. —— towards this. space... while telling everyone else to runaway. -- towards this. there are stories who were caught up in this, the eight minutes must have felt like florida, waiters, waitresses, bar staff, customers, people instinctively to do the right thing —— felt like for ever.
amazing. the daily express, exclusive picture of the attackers walking through borough market. presuming this is after they abandon the van. then they are in borough market. they are walking calmly. they aren't running. they looked like three blokes walking along the road and from the earlier eyewitness reports, after having jumped out of the van... it is the express who will support the prime minister on her tougher action on terrorists, whatever that might mean. will strangely one of the interesting words here is the van mounted the pavement, that is the kind of thing that will be thought about at the very bottom level of this, raising pavements, how do you change the street verges so you can't get a van onto the pavement to run people over and hopefully the action will spread up and hopefully the action will spread up to prevent and what happens in
government. we've already seen it in westminster long before this with the cordons and the much stricter access in downing street. i'm sure they're thinking about that already. how do you protect every road? all of the arteries across the river, it is such a difficultjob. of the arteries across the river, it is such a difficult job. it's not just london, as we know, from manchester, or paris, or nice. munich, everywhere! let's have a look at the i, finally, another pictures pictures of these armed police officers, and a dog, coming down the escalators, so incredibly heavily armed. like something out of a movie, it really is, will we aren't used to seeing that in this country thankfully. defiant is the word, it has been used quite a lot this weekend. it has. on the front page also pictures of the young girls at the concert in manchester,
they are equally defiant as the guys in the main picture because they made a choice, they were caught up in something horrific and they made a choice to go out and go to a concert and they won't be cowed. concert and they won't be cowed. concert that would normally take months to prepare. it is extraordinary. all of those stars who cleared their diaries and made sure they were there. it is great. these are predominantly younger else, young people who will have been incredibly upset and affected by everything that happened understandably and i think that this... for them it will be part of the healing process to use that term, but that is more important than defiance. it is going back to... it is the power of pop music, which is nonsense most of the time, but for these girls it means something to them and it helps them. pop music's craik. ariana grande, 23. she is a great moral model! ——
p0p 23. she is a great moral model! —— pop music's great. that's it for the papers. don't go anywhere. don't forget all the front pages are online at the website where you can read a detailed review of the papers, there seven days a week. we are there as well. each night's edition is posted shortly after we finish and of course it is on iplayer. thank you very much, nice to see you. world leaders have expressed their support and sympathy for the people of the uk and their outrage at what happened. germany, france and russia sent messages of condolence, so too did president trump but he combined this with criticism of the mayor of london sadiq khan. our diplomatic correspondent james langdale reports now on the global reaction. this evening in berlin a symbol of
solidarity with london, a gate which isa solidarity with london, a gate which is a symbol of european unity and peace. in brussels the flags once again stood at half—mast as leaders around the world expressed in there now familiar litany of shock and sympathy. we send our heartfelt sympathy. we send our heartfelt sympathy and love to the victims and theirfamilies. this sympathy and love to the victims and their families. this attack is yet another cruel example of the new reality in which we live. other leaders used social media to express their horror and solidarity. president putin of russia spoke of the cruelty and cynicism of the attack. chancellor merkel said in the fight against terrorism, germany is resolutely at britain's side. in rome, the pope led prayers for peace that were echoed by other christian leaders. translation: may the spirit give people to the entire world, heal the plagues of worle dal might warand heal the plagues of worle dal might
war and terrorism that even tonight in london hit innocence of billions. it is right that when there is greatly all we feel anger that innocent civilians. but their anger must be turned on its head into a commitment to justice and not against any commitment to justice and not againstany group commitment to justice and not against any group of people, especially members of the islamic community. 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's office sending condolences, but on twitter the president used the incident to renew this demand for a travel ban on visitors from six mostly muslim countries and he also appeared to criticise the mayor of london sadiq khan for saying there's no need to be alarmed. in fact sadiq khan was urging people not to be worried by the increased police presence on london's river and streets, this spokesman said he had more important things to do than respond to mist trump's ill informed
tweet. from paris, which has seen its share of terror attacks, president macron called theresa may to say france was at britain's side and france's prime minister visited and france's prime minister visited a crisis centre monitoring events in london. 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. france is holding its own parliamentary elections at the moment and as a result of last night's attack, security has been tightened up here in london at polling stations were french nationals living in the uk are already casting their votes. few elections it seems can escape the shadow of terrorism. james landale, bbc news, central london. one of those who witnessed the violent and distressing scenes last night on london bridge was hollyjones, a bbcjournalist.
she's been describing how she narrowly missed being hit by the van as it struck other pedestrians around her. holly has been giving her account to our special correspondent lucy manning. a walk across a bridge, but some didn't make it to the other side. before the police, the ambulance. there were tourists taking photos, couples holding hands, and hollyjones crossing the bridge, late to meet friends for a drink. today, the sun, the park — people smiling. things she thought she would never see. the van was zigzagging along the pavement, and it looked like it was aiming, from my opinion, for groups of people. he hit two people in front of me that were about five metres in front, swerved back round again. i don't know how i did it or what i did, but i got out the way — i don't know if ijumped or if i ran — and i remember moving and watching the van drive into the couple that were behind me, and obviously hit them.
you know, ijust remember thinking that was so close, that was so close for me. and the screams, it was like a shrill. i have never heard kind of like a fear like it, but even so, ijust ran towards the victims. the lady who was behind me was the closest person, so naturally ijust ran to her, told her i spoke french, asked her if she spoke english, she said she didn't, ijust kept telling her everything was ok, i was holding her hand, and because i realised the person was not with her, she kept asking, where's my boyfriend ? i just shouted at the pedestrian next to me, who wasn't injured, i said, look over the river, can you see anyone in the water? and at that point, that's when she started shouting to alert the boats to say, there might be someone in there. your first thought was to help, it wasn't to run away and get out of there? i did what anyone else would have done in my situation. i almost feel quite fortunate that i was with that lady,
because there were several other casualties on the bridge who were... it's indescribable, the state they were in. you never think you're going to see something like that. you 0k? yeah. must have been really, really tough to see. it was, but as i say, i'm just so incredibly lucky. so, so incredibly lucky. i am just glad that i was... i'm glad i was there to help people. i'm just glad that i could have... i'm happy that i was there to help, and just try and stay as calm and professional and just get on with things. holly was one of the first to call 999, and the police have interviewed her as a significant witness. when you saw the driver, you looked into the driver's eyes? yep. i saw the driver of the vehicle, and definitely intentional, he didn't look scared,
he just looked focused, and i'd almost like to say the word demented, that's what he looked like, and at this point that was when he was heading straight towards me. and how do you feel, being in london now, given what you've experienced last night? i plead with people not to be scared, not to be angry, because this is exactly what those people want us to feel. and we have to stand together. go home, tell yourfriends and family you love them, and carry on doing exactly what you are doing. you've obviously had just the luckiest escape. yeah. how do you feel, thinking back to those events last night? i am just so grateful and thankful for everything i have. just so, so lucky, you know? it was one metre away. and i'm just so grateful, so thankful. i'll never take my life for granted. bbc journalist holly
bbcjournalist hollyjones. bbc journalist hollyjones. time bbcjournalist hollyjones. time for a look at the weather forecast with darren. hello there. you're probably wondering weather summer has gone because unsettled weather this week, some spells of rain, heavy at times and often accompanied with strong and gusty winds. some drier interludes and it may turn warmer later in the week. ourfirst area of rain is coming from this developing cloud here and that's been pushing rain across northern ireland, that's heading its way into scotland, should move through and things brighten to bring showers, a dull start for northern ireland. rain developing more widely in northern england, especially wales and the south—east, showery outbreaks developing as the wind picks up in other eastern parts of england too. into the afternoon across scotland we will find some sunshine but also some showers. these could be heavy, possibly thundery too, and we should get brighter skies allowing showers to develop in northern ireland.
but a cool, wet day for the north—west england, for wales and the south—west as well. as you head your way to the midlands, east anglia and the south—east, some brief warmth before showery outbreaks develop more and more in the afternoon but the wetter weather likely to be further west in wales, as much as 80 millimetres of rain during monday and monday night. that wetter weather moving slowly north and east but at the same time the winds continue to strengthen, especially in the south—west. so as we head into tuesday we will start with these sorts of temperatures, ten or 11 degrees, but quite a wet start for many eastern parts of the uk. we're left with one area of low pressure driving the heaviest rain up into scotland. this weather front should take the rain away from eastern england fairly quickly on tuesday, although the rain could linger for a while in northern england, the wettest weather is going to be in scotland, especially in the east. elsewhere, some really gusty winds, strong to gale force winds, driving in a mixture of sunshine
and also heavy and blustery showers with the possibility of hail and thunder. that area of low pressure, the centre of which is going to be across eastern areas of scotland, will continue to feed the rain in here and very tightly packed isobars, so very windy still in scotland and northern england in particular on wednesday, the rain in the north—east of scotland but otherwise a brief, drier and brighter spell of weather perform or rain arrives later on from the south—west. i'm kasia madera in london. the headlines: new details of the terror attack that killed seven and injured many more here in the heart of london. eight minutes after the terror began police shoot dead the attackers. so who were they and why did they strike? i'm mariko oi in singapore. world leaders express support for london. the australian prime minister calls it the cruel, new reality. pau, sally can wait, she knows it's