Earlier today, Friday 29th November 2019, an incident has taken place at London Bridge – please see the statement from Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Operations Neil Basu for further details: CLICK HERE
• At approximately 14:00 GMT police were called to a stabbing at premises near to London Bridge and shortly afterwards media reported that shots had been fired.
• CT Police have confirmed at least six people have been injured, three are critical
• It has been confirmed that the suspect was shot and died at the scene.
• Neil Basu (Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Operations) has declared it as a terrorist incident.
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has made the following statement on Twitter: “I’m being kept updated on the incident at London Bridge and want to thank the Police and all emergency services for their immediate response”
And Priti Patel, Home Secretary, has tweeted: “Very concerned by ongoing incident at London Bridge. My thoughts are with all affected. I am grateful for the rapid response of our Police and I urge everyone to follow their advice”
Please are also asked to note the advice from the Police which asks the public to use common sense and restraint when circulating pictures and videos of the incident.
The Government is committed to tackling hatred in all its forms so please report any issues through the usual channels. Please report any incidents to the police – call 999 in an emergency or 101 for a non-emergency. You can also report online through the dedicated police hate crime reporting site True Vision, or via a third party reporting centre such as Stop Hate UK or Tell Mama.