Vladimir Putin condemns 'cruelty and cynicism' of London attack

Nick Mcbride
June 4, 2017

The three men fled the van with large knives and attacked people at bars and restaurants in nearby Borough Market, police and witnesses said.

She added that said police have "very good" resources and "extraordinarily highly-trained people" but attacks are hard to predict.

Mark Rowley, deputy commissioner of London's Metropolitan Police, said officers had initially been called to an incident involving a van hitting pedestrians on London Bridge.

Around 10.08 pm, a report emerged that a white van had rammed into the pedestrians on London Bridge.

The BBC reports that the police are leading the response as intelligence services did not have any information that such as attack was imminent.

In a picture he took, a man wearing combat pants, with a shaved head and what looked like a belt with canisters attached to it could be seen on the ground with two more bodies behind him. Police say those canisters were part of a hoax suicide vest.

The Conservative Party, Labour Party, and SNP have postponed general election campaigning.

The Metropolitan Police force said it had declared the attacks as "terrorist incidents".

A statement from the Elysee said: "The attack which struck London, days after that which took place in Manchester, is a new abominable and cowardly attack against our free society".

At the same time, it was also hard for them to check into another place, as the hotels were warned by police to not take in new guests in order to not compromise the security of those already there, Boyko said.

Hundreds of Londoners rushed to each others aid and even opened their homes to people affected by last night's terror attacks.

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The prime minister said attacks are now inspired "by copying one another and often using the crudest of means of attack". Yet that is precisely what the internet and the big companies that provide internet-based services provide", May said.

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Merkel said in a statement Sunday that she learned with "sadness and dismay" of the attacks in the London Bridge area Saturday night.

British and world leaders on Sunday condemned the terror attacks in Central London which left seven dead and almost 50 wounded, reacting with both outrage and solidarity.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expressing solidarity with the people of London following the attacks in the British capital. "It looks like there wasn't, but we can't rule it out at the moment", she said. She will chair a meeting of the Government's Cobra emergency committee later today, which Sadiq Khan will also attend.

Rudd also said it did not appear that there was a link between the London attackers and a suicide bombing in Manchester on May 22 that killed 22 people at a pop concert.

"The situation is still unfolding and I would ask all Londoners and visitors to our city to remain calm and vigilant".

We went towards Borough Market and everyone went inside (the bar).

He added that "it did not look like an accident", adding it was clear that police "thought they were responding to something far more serious than a road traffic accident".

Police specialists are collecting evidence in the heart of London after a series of attacks described as terrorism killed six people and injured more than 30 others.

Some neighbours said a photograph of one of the attackers resembled a man who lived in one of the flats.

The Act, championed by Ms May, requires internet service providers to maintain a list of visited websites for all internet users for a year and gives intelligence agencies more powers to intercept online communications.

Donald Trump tweeted: "Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the UK, we will be there".

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