London attack witness will return to restaurant-and pay his bill

Candice Alexander
June 5, 2017

A New Zealand man is among the injured after three Jihadi terrorists shouted "this is for Allah" as they stormed the Borough Market area full of pubs and restaurants on Saturday night (yesterday morning NZ time), and attacked punters with hunting knives.

British Transport Police said casualties were reported after an incident that may have involved a van and a knife attack, the BBC said, while the London Ambulance Service said it was sending multiple resources to the incident.

Police mix with tourists in Westminster after an attack on London Bridge and Borough Market left seven people dead and dozens injured.

Police said that one man had been released without charge, but four men and seven women were still being detained under terrorism legislation.

Damien Pettit, 31, said he thought one of the attackers could be his neighbour from the ground floor of the apartment block.

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"Along the way I had been waving down cabs, but none of which would take us, finally we neared a couple who had just flagged down a cab, and we asked to get in with them hysterically".

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Three men then got out and stabbed people in nearby Borough Market.

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Police and members of the emergency services attend to victims of a terror attack on London Bridge in central London on Saturday. Packed with people enjoying the summer night, the area around London Bridge and Borough Market soon turned to chaos and panic.

According to neighbours, the dead attacker lived there for about three years and was married with two children.

Khan did use those words in a television interview, but it was to reassure Londoners about a stepped up police presence they might see: "No reason to be alarmed".

Instead they "started kicking them, punching them and took out knives".

At least six people were killed, police said.

"I told people to turn around and run away".

Grande, who headlined a benefit concert in Manchester on Sunday, alongside stars including Pharrell Williams and Justin Bieber, tweeted that she was "Praying for London". "If we don't get smart it will only get worse".

"While we have made significant progress in recent years, there is - to be frank - far too much tolerance of extremism in our country", she said, urging Britons to be more robust in stamping it out in the public sector and in wider society.

Britain's Conservative Party has announced that it is suspending national campaigning ahead of the general election on June 8 as a result of the attacks.

He stabbed a police officer to death before being shot dead by a ministerial bodyguard.

"Indeed I am not surprised that when faced with what they must have feared were three suicide bombers, the firearms officers fired an unprecedented number of rounds to be completely confident that they had neutralised the threat that those men posed".

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