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London Bridge shooting – Boris Johnson ‘being kept updated’ on incident and thanks emergency services


BORIS Johnson is being “kept updated” on the incident at London Bridge this afternoon – and has thanked emergency services for their swift response.

Police have shot a man after a knife attack attack injured several people injured in London Bridge.

 Boris Johnson is being kept updated about the London Bridge incident

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Boris Johnson is being kept updated about the London Bridge incidentCredit: AP:Associated Press

Terrifying footage from the scene shows armed officers pointing their weapons at a man lying prone on the floor.

Shocked witnesses told The Sun Online the man on the bridge appeared to be wearing a suicide vest.

This has not been confirmed by authorities.

Witnesses have been evacuated from the scene, with others told to stay inside restaurants and stores.

A lorry has been left jacknifed across the bridge, the scene of the 2017 terror attack which killed eight.

The Prime Minister tweeted this afternoon: “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.”

Home Secretary Priti Patel added: “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.”

London Mayor Sadiq Khan added that he was in “close contact with the Met Commissioner” over the incident.

Local MP Neil Coyle said: “Sent shivers down my spine to hear of gunshots around London Bridge and Borough Market again.

“Understand the police are in control and urging people to still stay away for now please. The Met will provide more news soon.”


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