What we know so far on the London Bridge Attack

People were left fleeing in terror as the attacks unfolded, with gunshots from police ringing out across the streets of central London. Eyewitnesses told tales of horror with terrorists storming into a pub and restaurant to stab people, and of desperate attempts to fend off the the terrorist knifemen who chose to strike at soft targets. The rampage lasted eight minutes, beginning at 10.08pm on Saturday, before the three men suspected of staging the attack were shot dead by police at around 10.16pm.

It is the third deadly attack in under three months on Britain, and comes days before the general election on Thursday. Prime minister Theresa May broke off from campaigning and will chair an emergency meeting of the government’s crisis committee Cobra, on Sunday. Peter Rhodes, the London Ambulance Service assistant director of operations, has given more information on the emergency response to the attacks:

We have now taken over 30 patients to five hospitals across London following the incident at London Bridge. A number of other patients were treated for less serious injuries at the scene. Our thoughts are with everyone affected. Over 80 of our medics have responded to this incident, including ambulance crews, advanced paramedics, specialist response teams and an advanced trauma team from London’s air ambulance. We declared a major incident and continue to work closely with other members of the emergency services at the scene.

The injured are being treated at five London hospitals:

St Mary’s hospital
St Thomas’ hospital
University College hospital
King’s College hospital
The Royal London hospital

What we know so far

-Six people have been killed in terror attacks on London Bridge and at Borough Market.

-Attackers drove a van across London Bridge, targeting pedestrians, before leaving the vehicle and stabbing passersby.

-Three male suspects have been shot dead by police. Metropolitan police assistant commissioner Mark Rowley said the men were dead eight minutes after the first emergency call was received.

-Canisters seen around the body of at least one of the suspects have been “established to be hoaxes”, police said.

-At least 30 people injured in the attacks have been taken to five hospitals across London. Others were treated at the scene.

-One of those injured was a British Transport police officer who was one of the first on the scene in response to calls from help from the public. He was stabbed in the head, face and leg, but
his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

-None of those killed or injured, or the perpetrators, have yet been named.

-Police believe all of those directly responsible for the attack have been killed. Investigations are ongoing.

-A stabbing in Vauxhall on Saturday night was not connected to the London Bridge attacks, police confirmed.

This image shows the journey taken by the van – north to south across London Bridge, before crashing in front of the Barrowboy and Banker pub at the top of Borough High Street. Police said the assailants then left the vehicle and ran through Borough Market, stabbing people in bars and restaurants.

The crashed van apparently used by the three terror suspects can be seen this morning in front of the Barrow Boy and Banker pub, opposite London Bridge station: