A white van has reportedly ran into 20 people in a suspected ‘terror attack’ on London Bridge station. There are also reports of “rapid” gunfire.
There are unconfirmed reports that least seven people have been stabbed as witnesses told of bodies ‘strewn’ on the road at the landmark in central London.
One witness said she saw three people with what appeared to be their throats cut on London Bridge.
The Daily Mail reports that witnesses saw three men, described as being ‘of Mediterranean origin’, jump out of the van and began ‘randomly stabbing people’ along Borough High Street with 12-inch long knives.
The car was reportedly veering in an ‘S shape’ at 50mph across the bridge and has driven towards the Shard and is south of the river. The drivers have not been caught.
The bridge is in lock down and the area around it is closed with bus routes being diverted, as armed police and a bomb squad attend the scene and boats search the water.
Police are treating injured people and carrying them away at the end Thrale Street. Members of the public were told by police to ‘run as fast as they could’ westbound.