‘Van hits pedestrians’ on London Bridge in ‘major incident’

Police are responding to reports that a van has hit a number of pedestrians on London Bridge in central London.

Witnesses have said that armed officers are understood to be at the scene after a white transit van mounted the pavement before driving into people.

The Met Police say they are dealing with an incident on the bridge and “multiple resources” are in attendance.

Transport for London said the bridge has been closed in both directions due to a “major police incident”.

BBC reporter Holly Jones, who was on the bridge at the time of the incident, said the van was driven by a man and was “probably travelling at about 50 miles an hour”.

“He swerved right round me and then hit about five or six people. He hit about two people in front of me and then three behind,” Ms Jones told the BBC News Channel.

Five or six people were being treated for injuries after the vehicle mounted the pavement and hit them, she said.

“I’d say there are about four severely injured people. They all have paramedics assisting them at the moment.”

She said the van, which was travelling from the direction of central London, headed towards the south side of the river.

Ms Jones later reported seeing a man being arrested by police. She said he was handcuffed and had his shirt off.

2 Responses to ‘Van hits pedestrians’ on London Bridge in ‘major incident’

  1. Ricardo King
    Ricardo King June 3, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    There’s now a 2nd incident at Borough Market near London Bridge.

    Reply
  2. Natalie Hercules
    Natalie Hercules June 3, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    3rd incident at Vauxhall

    Reply

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