Seven people have died and 48 have been injured after a van struck pedestrians on London Bridge on Saturday (June 3) evening .

Met Police confirmed reports came in at 10.08pm on Saturday that a vehicle had hit pedestrians on the bridge and then continued to drive to Borough Market. A number of people were stabbed.

The force is treating the attack as a terrorist incident and full investigations are ongoing, led by the counter terrorism command unit at Met Police.

Armed police in Borough High Street

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said: "The suspects then left the vehicle and a number of people were stabbed, including an on-duty British Transport Police officer who was responding to the incident at London Bridge.

"He received serious but not life-threatening injuries. His family has been informed.

"Armed officers responded very quickly and bravely, confronting three male suspects who were shot and killed in Borough Market.

"The suspects had been confronted and shot by the police within eight minutes of the first call.

"The suspects were wearing what looked like explosive vests but these were later established to be hoaxes."

Guests from the Premier Inn Bankside Hotel are evacuated and kept in a group with police on Upper Thames Street

Met Police is now working with British Transport Police, City of London Police, the London Ambulance Service and the London Fire Brigade.

In a statement made in the early hours of Sunday (June 4) morning, Mr Rowley continued: "At this stage, we believe that six people have died in addition to the three attackers shot dead by police.

"And at least 20 casualties have been taken to six hospitals across London."

The number of people killed has now risen to seven and 48 now injured.

Members of the public were advised to avoid the area as emergency services dealt with those affected.

As investigations continue, the force is appealing to anyone who has images or film of the incident to pass them on by uploading them to

Police at the scene

Mr Rowley concluded his statement by saying: "Our thoughts are with all those involved and those responding to both incidents.

"Those who are concerned about a loved one can contact the casualty bureau on 0800 0961 233.

"We are reviewing and planning to strengthen our policing stance across London over the forthcoming days, and there will be additional police and officers deployed across the capital.

"I would like to ask the public to remain vigilant and let us know if they see anything suspicious that causes them concern and dial 999 immediately."

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