London Bridge Cordoned After Reports of Gunfire Watch

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Well, it is getting chilly.
I don't think I would wear a hoax suicide vest if I was feeling "chilly"
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The BBC's Ben Brown is close to London Bridge, where he says the area is "in lock-down" with streets cordoned off.

"It's quite an eerie sight," he says.

“For people who live and work around London Bridge all of this brings back horrific memories of two years ago."
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can you stop derailing the thread.
Oh dear. I'm going to be in trouble...
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I don't think I would wear a hoax suicide vest if I was feeling "chilly"
Sorry. You just said he was wearing "a vest". It's at times like this that accuracy and clarity of reporting is needed, or people may jump to knee-jerk conclusions. The devil is in the detail - or should that be shaytaan?
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Sorry. You just said he was wearing "a vest". It's at times like this that accuracy and clarity of reporting is needed, or people may jump to knee-jerk conclusions. The devil is in the detail - or should that be shaytaan?
I don't speak arabic nor do I have any relation with these people.
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What we know so far:


  • Police were called to a stabbing at premises near London Bridge
  • The male suspect was shot by the police and died at the scene
  • He was wearing a hoax explosives vests and seems to have been carrying a very large knife
  • Members of the public intervened and appear to have disarmed the suspect
  • A number of people are injured, current thoughts are that that number is 5
  • Scotland Yard have declared this a terrorist incident, but say we should not speculate about motive
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Brave members of the public and police officers ended this. Some very dedicated and skilled people right now are working to save the injured in London hospitals. London goes on, one of the greatest cities on the planet.
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Brave members of the public and police officers ended this. Some very dedicated and skilled people right now are working to save the injured in London hospitals. London goes on, one of the greatest cities on the planet.
I was born and live in London and can confirm its not "one of the greatest cities on the planet." and its certainly not ok to brush it all under the rug and say we must unite and we will simply "go on"

This attack was very sad especially because today was black friday so there does seem to be some sort of link because shops would be very busy so more people to target. Its also upsetting for tourists and people who have come to stay in London because we've once again projected a weak and cowardly image of not dealing with our own issues despite many terrorist attacks this city has faced.

My thoughts are with those injured but also those who witnessed this horrifying attack.
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Extraordinarily courageous action by members of the public, and of course the police responders. Hats off to all of them, and gratitude for the bravery and dedication of the police officers who put their lives on the line every day to keep the rest of us safe.
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(Original post by zxc1)
I was born and live in London and can confirm its not "one of the greatest cities on the planet." and its certainly not ok to brush it all under the rug and say we must unite and we will simply "go on"

This attack was very sad especially because today was black friday so there does seem to be some sort of link because shops would be very busy so more people to target. Its also upsetting for tourists and people who have come to stay in London because we've once again projected a weak and cowardly image of not dealing with our own issues despite many terrorist attacks this city has faced.

My thoughts are with those injured but also those who witnessed this horrifying attack.
I don't feel this is the time to run down London and I live here too.

What is it that is weak or cowardly? What would you do differently to what is being done?
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2 people have now died. This is so sad.
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2 people have now died. This is so sad.
Do you have a source?
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Probably a shop with a high density of people since it is Black Friday.
Friday was certainly a clue. It was Fishmongers Hall.
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Do you have a source?
Two members of the public dead after London Bridge attack, source tells BBC
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Two members of the public dead after London Bridge attack, source tells BBC
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2 people have now died. This is so sad.
Thanks, yes I just saw it on BBC.
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A lot of people are going to need help after this.

The accounts of onlookers are very moving.

We also shouldn't forget what it's like for these police officers who had to deal with this, it can't be an easy thing to open fire even in a situation where it's the only intelligent and correct thing to do.
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Yep totally the right thing for that police officer to shoot the scum bag dead
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Do you have a source?
BBC News
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As the government recently decreased the UK Terror Threat Level only a few weeks ago, it would suggest that this terrorist attack wasn't on the intelligence radar of SIS.
Initial reports do certainly seem to suggest that this was a Lone Wolf attack.
RIP to the 2 (confirmed) members of the public who were murdered.
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(Original post by CatusStarbright)
What we know so far:


  • Police were called to a stabbing at premises near London Bridge
  • The male suspect was shot by the police and died at the scene
  • He was wearing a hoax explosives vests and seems to have been carrying a very large knife
  • Members of the public intervened and appear to have disarmed the suspect
  • A number of people are injured, current thoughts are that that number is 5
  • Scotland Yard have declared this a terrorist incident, but say we should not speculate about motive
Not that one is overly sad about the police shooting him but i wonder how the two highlighted ones are going to be squared at the inquest?
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