London Bridge terror attack: 'Gunshots' heard near terror raids in Barking


"Christine Archibald was a truly outstanding student who completed her coursework at Mount Royal in 2014 and officially received her Social Work diploma in 2015". Alex Shellum at the Mudlark pub said a woman had come into the bar "bleeding heavily from the neck", telling the BBC: "It appeared that her throat had been cut".

Witnesses described harrowing scenes Saturday as the attackers' white van veered on and off the bridge sidewalk, hitting people along the way, and the three men then ran into an area packed with bars and restaurants, stabbing people indiscriminately.

She said police told her the information was passed on but did not hear anything further. "May Allah have mercy on all of them and may the cruelties of those people who are carrying out these atrocities come to an end".

London [U.K.], June 5: In the wake of the terror attacks which killed at least seven people in London a day before, United States President Donald Trump launched an attack on London Mayor, while apparently misconstruing a statement made by him post the incident. "I said 'shit, what's going on here?'" Mr Morrison said.

The attack in central London came just weeks after a suicide bombing at a concert in Manchester left 22 dead, and it recalled an attack in March when a man drove a auto into pedestrians near the seat of Parliament, killing five.

"We cannot and must not pretend that things can continue as they are", May said, calling for a beefed-up counter-terrorism strategy that could include longer jail sentences for some offences and new cyberspace regulations.

With the United Kingdom national elections due on June 8, the country's major political parties temporarily suspended campaigning but May says the vote will take place as scheduled because "violence can never be allowed to disrupt the democratic process".

Even as authorities hunted for suspects in Britain on Sunday morning, a spat raged on Internet over whether Trump's tweets had been reckless and offensive or prescient and bold.

She said the measures were needed because "terrorism breeds terrorism" and attackers copy each other.

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On May 22, Salman Abedi, a British-born suicide bomber, killed 22 people and injured 59 others at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester in northwestern England. Twenty-one remained in critical condition on Sunday.

After the Manchester attack, Britain raised its threat level to "critical" - meaning an attack was expected imminently - but downgraded it back to "severe", which means an attack was highly likely, eight days before the London Bridge attack. She said five credible plots have been disrupted since March.

British Police has arrested a dozen people in connection with the attacks.

The area remained cordoned off and patrolled by armed police and counterterrorism officers on Sunday, with train stations closed.

He added that "out of respect for the family" no details on the victim would be provided for now.

Armed police on Borough High Street, close to Borough Market (background) in London on June 4, 2017, one of the scenes of the June 3 terror attack.

In a series of tweets, President Trump challenged Mr Khan for saying there was "no reason to be alarmed". "Yeah, right now we are just happy he is safe", she said.

Larry Barton, professor of public safety at the University of Central Florida and a threat assessment instructor for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said the strategy saves lives, but people need to make decisions quickly.