Barriers have been installed on London's bridges after three terrorists drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge on Saturday night (June 3).

The incident, which was followed by the van's occupants going on a stabbing spree in nearby Borough Market, has lead to 7 deaths with 48 other people injured, 21 criticially.

It has emerged that just 24 hours before the incident, the City of London Corporation had ruled out placing security barriers in the London Bridge area saying there were "no current plans" to install bollards on the historic structure.

Barriers were put in on Westminster Bridge, Waterloo Bridge and London Bridge

The City of London Corporation told getwestlondon it does not comment on security matters.

In March a man rented a 4x4 and drove at speed along Westminster Bridge, mounting the pavement twice and hitting pedestrians before racing towards the Houses of Parliament.

Khalid Masood, 52 was shot dead by police 82 seconds after he first mounted the pavement but not before he could kill 5 people and injure 49 others.

Saturday's attack was the second instance of terrorists using a vehicle to kill pedestrians on London's bridges

Security barriers have long been in place near Big Ben and Parliament on Westminster Bridge but the new barriers at three bridges in London serve to protect pedestrians from further copycat attacks.

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Transport for London installed the barriers overnight on Westminster Bridge, Waterloo Bridge and London Bridge, completing work at around 4.30 am on Monday (June 5).

Less than two weeks before Saturday's attack, a suicide bomber targeted a concert in Manchester, resulting in 22 deaths. The terror threat level was raised to critical by the government before being scaled back to severe on Tuesday (May 30).

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