Another attack in London



  • Using a van as a weapon driving into a crowd...upto 7 people reported injured, several severely



  • Somehow this one will sting a bit more if a terror attack. I walked across this bridge thousands of times. The footpath is so wide it is like another lane... can easily imagine someone using it like one.



  • @Baron-Silas-Greenback Don't think it was on the bridge? Appears maybe tooley st, outside the station.

    Edit, nope I'm wrong. Looks like it was in the middle of the bridge. Sounds like perhaps shooting in borough too.



  • @Baron-Silas-Greenback

    Looks as though they are attacking in some way in Borough Market. One of my favourite places of London.

    If twitter reports are confirmed, police telling everyone to just bolt on out of there.

    I'm not so sure I would need that prompt....



  • @Bones Borough High Street I've heard



  • @Baron-Silas-Greenback yeah very hard to stop these kinds of attacks (using a vehicle as a weapon) short of putting up bollards everywhere.

    The thought crossed my mind last night as I was walking with thousands of other people along Okara Drive a truck as a weapon here would cause carnage!



  • BBC is saying there are potentially 2 incidents, one on the bridge itself and one at Borough Market.



  • @JC possibly the borough market is the spot the van stopped and cops got them.



  • And now reports of an incident in Vauxhall.



  • From BBC News

    Police are searching for three suspects - reports
    Posted at
    10:27
    Police are now searching for three suspects, a BBC reporter at the scene says.

    He says there are also reports that some people have been stabbed.

    The priority for the police is now to get people - many whom where enjoying a nightout in central London - out of the area.

    The police cordon is being moved further and further out, our reporter adds.



  • Humans annoy me.

    “People approaching police saying they live within the London Bridge cordon are being advised to stay elsewhere tonight if possible"

    Use your head! Keep out of area if you are aware there is something going on.



  • From the Metropolitan Police:
    From 2208hrs officers responded to reports of a vehicle in collision with pedestrians on London Bridge.
    Officers have then responded to reports of stabbings in Borough Market. Armed officers responded and shots have been fired.
    Officers are now responding to an incident in the Vauxhall area.

    WTF

    Horrifying details are emerging from the London Bridge incident.
    A taxi driver told LBC radio:
    "A van came from London Bridge itself, went between the traffic light system and rammed it towards the steps. It knocked loads of people down.
    "Then three men got out with long blades, 12 inches long and went randomly along Borough High Street stabbing people at random."



  • @taniwharugby The authorities will have a hard time describing a group of 3 men acting together as a lone wolf.



  • I wonder what effect these three lone wolves will have on Mays polling? If Corbyn was pm he'd be putting the finishing touches on s speech apologising to the guys in the truck for the Eurocentric pedestrians blocking their path.



  • @jegga said in Another attack in London:

    I wonder what effect these three lone wolves will have on Mays polling? If Corbyn was pm he'd be putting the finishing touches on s speech apologising to the guys in the truck for the Eurocentric pedestrians blocking their path.

    Maybe the 3 blokes in the van were Tories from Surrey



  • @JC said in Another attack in London:

    @jegga said in Another attack in London:

    I wonder what effect these three lone wolves will have on Mays polling? If Corbyn was pm he'd be putting the finishing touches on s speech apologising to the guys in the truck for the Eurocentric pedestrians blocking their path.

    Maybe the 3 blokes in the van were Tories from Surrey

    Radical Presbyterians?



  • Déjà vu over and over again. Makes me angry, frustrated and sad at the same time. When are we going to see something meaningful from European leaders in response to this constant stream of abhorrent and dispicable acts? Do they give a fuck about their own citizens at all?





  • @jegga

    Islam is the "Religion of Peace" which is why the extremists are extremely peaceful.



  • @JC said in Another attack in London:

    @taniwharugby The authorities will have a hard time describing a group of 3 men acting together as a lone wolf.

    Wolf pack?