A suspected terror attack near London Bridge has left three dead and a number of others injured. The suspected attacker was shot and killed at the scene, while another man has been detained by police.

Police were called to a stabbing near London Bridge at around 1:58pm on Friday afternoon. Members of the public reportedly intervened to try and stop the attack, before the suspect was fatally shot.

London’s Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick gave a statement to the media about the incident, saying:

It is with the heaviest of hearts that I must now inform you that, as well as the suspect who was shot dead by police, two of those injured in this attack in the London Bridge area have tragically lost their lives.

My heart goes out to their loved-ones and to the three further injured victims, who I understand are being treated in hospital, and of course to everybody who has been affected by today’s terrible and mindless events.

The attack started at Fishmonger’s Hall in the City of London. My understanding is that police were called at 1.58pm and City of London police officers had bravely and professionally confronted the suspect by 2.03pm; just five minutes later.

In his own statement about the London Bridge attack, Mayor Sadiq Khan said:

Heartbreaking confirmation from the Met Commissioner that two people who were attacked this afternoon have tragically died – victims of the appalling terrorist attack at London Bridge.

My heart goes out to them, their loved ones and to everybody affected.

London will never be cowed by terrorism. Terrorism will never win. I want to reassure Londoners and visitors that there will be enhanced police patrols, including firearms teams, on the streets of London this weekend. I will be attending the government’s emergency Cobra meeting tonight.

The victims of the attack have not yet been named.

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