Londoners offer up their homes to strangers amid terror attack

Angie Massey
June 4, 2017

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said two Australians have been "directly affected" by the London terror attacks.

Britain's main political parties suspended campaigning on Sunday (June 4) for this week's election after an attack in London left seven people dead - although the UK Independence Party (UKIP) said it would carry on.

'This afternoon the Foreign Minister [Julie Bishop] has spoken to the parents of both Australians.

"One case has been confirmed and the Australian concerned is in hospital".

"We believe three people were involved, but we still have got some more inquiries to do to be 100 percent confident in that", he said.

- The London ambulance service says that at least 48 people were taken to five hospitals across the city and a number of others were treated at the scene wih minor injuries.

At 1225am British time on Sunday the incidents at London Bridge and Borough Market were declared as terrorist incidents.

"We are all shocked and horrified by the brutal attacks in London".

And Nick Applewhite said: 'Something must be done to postpone election.

Thanking police, emergency services and NHS staff for their "bravery and professionalism", the Labour leader added: "Those who wish to harm our people, divide our communities and attack our democracy will not succeed".

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan spoke of a "cowardly attack on innocent Londoners and visitors to our city enjoying their Saturday night". Officers rushed into the nearby Katzenjammers bar and ordered people to sit on the floor, patron Paul Connell told CNN.

The men went into Borough Market, but then turned around and ran toward the Wheatsheaf Pub after being confronted by a police officer, he said, and suddenly a lot of police came from the other direction. "We stand together against terror".

Mrs May said: "Our thoughts are with those who are caught up in these awful events".

In a statement, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain Harun Khan said: "I am appalled and angered by the terrorist attacks at London Bridge and Borough Market, in my home city".

On May 22, a British suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured dozens at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.

First, a white van veered wildly into pedestrians crossing London Bridge, with those who managed to avoid the attack rushing to aid those who were hit.

Police and paramedics at London Bridge, where pedestrians were mowed down by a van.

One witness reported having seen a van crashed into a lamppost after the bridge by the Barrowboy and Banker pub.

"There's several police boats with torchlights searching the Thames at the moment", she told BBC radio. After running over pedestrians on the bridge, authorities said three assailants jumped out of their van and began stabbing people in a nearby fashionable bar area. "He was being stabbed quite coldly and he slumped to the ground". He said they saw a metal chair being thrown towards the man.

Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage said: "We can not suspend the campaign and normal life indefinitely".

Other reports by GizPress

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