Between 15 and 20 people are said to have been struck by the vehicle after it reportedly mounted the pavement
p to 20 people are feared to be injured after a van reportedly ploughed into pedestrians on London Bridge.
The vehicle mounted the pavement at the scene in central London this evening, according to shocked witnesses.
It comes just two months after a terrorist mowed down pedestrians at Westminster Bridge before stabbing an unarmed cop. Five victims were killed in the attack.
There are unconfirmed witness reports from the scene at London Bridge tonight that people may have been stabbed.
A witness told Reuters she saw people with apparent knife wounds on the bridge.
The news agency said a witness had said she saw three people with what appeared to be throats cut.
Another witness told Sky News gunfire was heard.
Armed police swarmed the area.
Holly Jones, a BBC reporter at the bridge when the incident happened, said a van had swerved off the road into a crowd of pedestrians.
“A white van driver came speeding – probably about 50mph – veered of the road into the crowds of people who were walking along the pavement,” she told BBC News.
“He swerved right round me and then hit about five or six people. He hit about two people in front of me and then three behind.
Police rush to London Bridge after reports of van hitting pedestrians
“I’d say there are about four severely injured people.
“They all have paramedics assisting them at the moment.”
A Downing Street spokesman said: “The Prime Minister is in contact with officials and is being regularly updated on the incident at London Bridge.”
One man at the scene tweeted tonight: “Horrific scene at London Bridge… bodies strewn over the pavement. B&Q van mounted the pavement.”
He added: “I feel sick.”
People locked inside The Shard after London Bridge incident
The Met Police tweeted tonight: “We are dealing with an incident on LondonBridge, when we have more information we will update this twitter feed.”
“Officers are on the scene at londonBridge. More info as we get it.”
The London Ambulance Service tweeted: “Multiple resources attending an incident at LondonBridge, please avoid the area. Only call 999 in an emergency.”
Witnesses at the scene have claimed the incident occurred on the southside of the bridge.
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4 minutes ago
Just watch tommy Robinson’s banned speech on YouTube please… Our country is been destroyed from inside out.
5 minutes ago
The Home Office has said it might not publish an inquiry into the funding of extremist groups because it might focus too much on Saudi Arabia; a country which the government has recently approved £3.5bn worth of arms export licences. This makes a mockery of the Conservatives’ claims to care about security, suggesting once again that they’re much more interested in making a profit than saving lives.
Launched by David Cameron in 2015, the inquiry in question was supposed to look at how extremist groups in the UK were being funded. It was a deal with the Lib Dems in return for them supporting airstrikes in Syria. This was when Theresa May was still Home Secretary. But now, the Home Office has said the report might not be published as it contains “very sensitive” information
It is no secret that Saudi Arabia in particular provides funding to hundreds of mosques in the UK, espousing a very hardline Wahhabist interpretation of Islam. It is often in these institutions that British extremism takes root.
6 minutes ago
Will all know who has done this, but we’re not allowed to say who, because then we will get called a racist. Think it’s about time we do something about this thing people call a “religion of peace”
10 minutes ago
now will they start putting bollards along edges of pavements, or how many more times will this have to happen
15 minutes ago
A vote for Crusty is a vote for this to continue.