London Bridge incident: Terror attack fears as van ploughs into up to 20 pedestrians including a police officer ‘with more stabbed’ as shots fired and wounded treated in street
LONDON Bridge has been evacuated amid reports of a van mowing down pedestrians, victims being stabbed and shots being fired.
Armed police are at the scene while people have been seen fleeing the central London landmark near Borough Market yards from The Sun offices.
Eye witnesses confirm that several bodies are “strewn on the ground” and people are receiving CPR after being stabbed with “12 inch long knives” while a bomb squad has arrived on the scene.
Several gun shots have been fired amid the ensuing chaos.
A Sun journalist at the scene tweeted that he saw one man being led away by police in cuffs.
There have been reports of two to three men armed with knives stabbing people at random.
The white van which reportedly crashed into pedestrians was said to be travelling at around 50mph.
In horrifying footage taken from the scene, police can be heard shouting “clear the area, now” while screaming people can be seen running in fear for their lives.
One terrified woman said she was at a restaurant and police swarmed on the area.
She said police were firing weapons. “We had to run,” “There was loads of shooting.”
Officers were seen dragging startled diners and revellers out of restaurants and bars and telling them to run.
A witness named Martin said: “There’s been about eight of them stabbed. I ran up to see if they were all right but people were already with them. I was bloody terrified
“I thought is that real? If we had of been on the other side of the road, it could have been us.”