British police investigating London Bridge incident after reports of van hitting pedestrians


THERESA May said the general election WILL go ahead despite calls to postpone it after the London Bridge terror attack. The BBC cited police as saying there had been more than one fatality. It knocked loads of people down.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a statement that she learned of the attacks with "sadness and dismay" and said Germany would stand by Britain's side against terrorism.

Prime Minister Theresa May said she was being updated by officials on the "fast-moving" situation, adding: "I can confirm that the awful incident in London is being treated as a potential act of terrorism".

"This is a fast moving investigation", May said.

Prime Minister Theresa May has expressed her "huge gratitude" to the emergency services who were on London Bridge within two minutes of last night's attack beginning.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the the SNP said: "All of our thoughts are with those affected by the awful events in London".

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called the news "brutal and shocking" in a tweet.

"And our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and with their friends, families and loved ones".

"We have to commend the emergency services for their tremendous response to save lives".

U.S. President Donald Trump already offered help to the United Kingdom and took the opportunity to raise his proposed travel ban from six mostly-Muslim countries.

The US State Department condemned what it called "the cowardly attacks targeting innocent civilians" in a statement, and echoed Trump's readiness to provide any assistance that British authorities request. K., we will be there - WE ARE WITH YOU.

Trump began tweeting about the incidents an hour or so after initial news reports.

His first comment on Twitter late Saturday was: "We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We were eventually led out of the bar and some kind people working in a hotel let us come in to use the bathroom and to give us water". "We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!"

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Some of the 48 people injured are in a "critical" condition, London Mayor Sadiq Khan told reporters Sunday in comments broadcast by the BBC.

A British girl wrote on her social media account that she does not care about which party could win the election nor their manifesto, "I just wish there is no more terror attacks".

Armed officers responded and shots were fired.

A nearby railway station has been closed and police are advising people to stay away from the area.

"We need to stand together with those who have lost their life and been injured, and we must work with police, security and health services to ensure that incidents like this are hard for terrorists".

The three terrorists drove a van knocking down several pedestrians on London Bridge and headed before stopping at Borough Market, where they stabbed several people.

There are reports there are armed police at the scene, and about five people are being treated for their injuries after being hit by the vehicle.

The attack came only minutes after the end of the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Juventus, in an area teeming with bars where many fans were watching the match on television.

The President also spread the news of the attack as it broke on his feed, retweeting a post by the right-wing blog Drudge Report which he later deleted.

"We were in an Uber (taxi) going towards London Bridge and suddenly we saw people running".

French president Emmanuel Macron said French citizens are among the wounded in Saturday's London attack. Police told NBC News the incident involved firearms, a auto and knives.

At least seven died Saturday night after a van veered off the road and barreled into pedestrians on busy London Bridge.

Bartender Alex Martinez said he hid in a garbage bin for a half hour when a man stormed the restaurant where he worked, which was almost full.