Daily Mail, June 4, 2017:
- Seven people were killed and at least 48 others injured in the attack on London Bridge and Borough Market
- The men drove the white van in an ‘S shape’ across the bridge at 50mph, mowing down up to 20 pedestrians
- They continued driving to Borough Market where they left the vehicle and began ‘randomly stabbing’ victims
- Attackers stabbed revellers with 12-inch hunting knives at busy pubs and bars as others ran for their lives
- Witnesses described seeing victims with their throats cut while others fought off attackers with pint glasses
- Police shot dead the terrorists – one of whom was wearing an Arsenal shirt – within eight minutes of initial call
- Today armed police raided a block of flats in Barking, east London, as a major investigation was underway
- Terror attack comes just 12 days after the Manchester attack and 10 weeks after the Westminster atrocity
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Three Jihadi terrorists were shot dead by armed police after killing seven people and injuring 48 others in a horrific van and knife rampage through central London last night.
The men, described as being ‘of Mediterranean origin’, mowed down up to 20 revellers as they careered across London Bridge in an ‘S shape’ at 50mph before they began ‘randomly stabbing’ people in nearby Borough Market.
Attackers wearing fake suicide vests shouted ‘this is for Allah’ as they used 12-inch hunting knives to attack revellers at busy bars and restaurants in the market, sending dozens of others fleeing for their lives.
Armed police rushed to the scene and shot dead all three suspects within eight minutes of receiving the first emergency call. One of the terrorists was wearing an Arsenal football shirt.
Today heavily armed police raided a block of flats in Barking, east London, as police launch a major investigation into what is the third terror attack on British soil in the last three months.
The tragedy comes just 12 days after the Manchester terror attack and 10 weeks after the Westminster atrocity. Speaking outside No 10 today, Theresa May confirmed the three incidents are not directly connected but are linked by ‘the single evil ideology of Islamist extremism’. No one has claimed responsibility for last night’s attack.
The official terror threat level has not been changed and remains at ‘severe’ – meaning an attack is ‘highly likely’.
Today major roads in central London remained closed as heavily armed police were seen arriving at the scene. Meanwhile:
- Witness accounts of the terrifying events started to emerge with revellers describing how they fought off knifemen with chairs and glasses after attackers stormed packed bars and restaurants
- A hero taxi driver revealed how he tried to knock down three men ‘armed with 12in knives’ while anothers reported seeing victim being stabbed in the face and chest
- Dashcam footage emerged showing the aftermath of the devastation caused by the van on London Bridge, with bystanders seen tending to victims on the side of the road
- Desperate families are begging for information on loved ones feared missing after the attack, including a 16-year-old girl who failed to return home last night
- Kindhearted Londoners offered beds, food and cups of tea to survivors as the city came together in the wake of another attack and #PrayForLondon trended on social media
- Today heavily armed officers raided a flat in Barking, east London, on Sunday morning as police launched a major investigation into the third terror attack on British soil in as many months
- The Prime Minister chaired a meeting of the Government’s emergency Cobra committee in Whitehall this morning and insisted in a press conference outside No 10 afterwards: ‘Enough is enough’
- Politicians faced calls to cancel the election next week but Mrs May confirmed it will go ahead as planned
- All parties except for Ukip agreed to suspend national election campaigning today but local efforts will continue
- London Mayor Sadiq Khan condemned the ‘barbaric’ and ‘horrific’ event as ‘deliberate and cowardly’. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the attack was ‘brutal’ and ‘shocking’ in a tweet last night
- President Donald Trump tweeted his support for Britain, saying ‘Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the U. K., we will be there – WE ARE WITH YOU. GOD BLESS!’
- Ariana Grande, whose young fans were targeted in the attack at Manchester Arena, confirmed the benefit concert to benefit victims will go ahead tonight as planned with her manager urging people to stand together
Speaking from the steps of No 10 today, Mrs May said Britain faces a ‘new trend in the threat we face’ as she condemned the brutal attacks.
The Premier said there was ‘far too much tolerance’ of extreme views and vowed to stand up for ‘pluralistic British values’ that were ‘superior’ to the fanatics’ ideology. She vowed: ‘We will take on and defeat our enemies.’
Mrs May, who chaired a meeting of the emergency Cobra committee this morning, said the election campaign would resume in full tomorrow and the election on Thursday would go ahead as planned.
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