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Terror in London: Multiple Attacks Near London Bridge [LIVE]

Casualties have been reported after a van mounted the pavement in central London before a stabbing attack nearby.

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London Bridge: Van mows down pedestrians; stabbings at nearby cafe, witnesses say.

Just after 10pm police responded to reports of the vehicle colliding with pedestrians on London Bridge.

British Transport Police have said there are reports of “multiple casualties” on the bridge.

Shortly after that, officers said there had been reports of stabbings at Borough Market.

“Armed officers responded and shots have been fired,” Met Police said.

A witness told Reuters that she saw people who may have had their throats cut.

Police also responded to an incident in the Vauxhall area at 11.45pm but later said this was a stabbing unrelated to the other two incidents.

Prime Minister Theresa May is returning to Downing Street to be briefed by security officials and is understood to be preparing to chair a meeting of the Government’s emergency response committee – Cobra – later today.

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