United Kingdom (Sputnik) – UK police have been dispatched to “a major police incident” on London Bridge. It appears a van traveling at a high speed may have deliberately crashed into pedestrians.
According to social media accounts, a white van plowed into pedestrians, injuring several. There are also unconfirmed reports of a stabbing attack.
BBC reporter Holly Jones was on the bridge when the attack occurred. She told the BBC that a man was driving the van, which was “probably travelling at about 50 miles an hour” when it apparently began mowing down pedestrians.
— Kaine Pieri (@PieriKaine) June 3, 2017
A witness has told the BBC that a white van veered off the road and struck five or six people. Other estimates say many more have been injured. Armed police are at the scene of the apparent attack, along with helicopters and ambulances.
London Bridge. Seems clearer now this is aftermath of terrorist attack. Possibly ongoing. pic.twitter.com/ljBlzxPmSL
— Will Heaven (@WillHeaven) June 3, 2017
Witnesses describe the scene as “horrific.” The managing editor of The Spectator was apparently on the scene when the incident occurred and is reporting that he saw two casualties, one on the pavement and one in the road, according to British media.
Horrific scene at London Bridge… bodies strewn over the pavement. B&Q van mounted the pavement. I feel sick pic.twitter.com/quDYWHRum3
— Ben Leo (@benleo89) June 3, 2017
— Terror Events (@TerrorEvents) June 3, 2017
London Bridge is closed in both directions and the London Bridge rail station has also been closed.
This report prepared by Sputnik