PM says election will go ahead on June 8

Pauline Gross
June 5, 2017

World leaders responded to Saturday night's terrorist attacks in London with a flood of condolences and promises of action.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said yesterday things could not continue as they were and that the strategy for dealing with terrorism must be reviewed. He said that "Over the next few days, Londoners and visitors will be seeing an increased police presence". There was no immediate claim of responsibility. After it had stopped, three men got out of the vehicle and ran into a nearby area with bars and restaurants and frantically started stabbing people.

The BTP officer, who has not been named, is now said to be in stable condition.

He said he managed to get near one attacker "and I hit him around the head" with a bread basket. More homes in the area were being searched.

A Spanish man had been treated for wounds described as "not serious", according to The Associated Press.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed that an off-duty officer and a British Transport Police officer were injured but they sustained injuries that were not life threatening.

"The bravery he showed was outstanding and makes me extremely proud", Crowther said.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan praised the quick response from law enforcement.

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The area remained cordoned off and patrolled by armed police and counter-terrorism officers on Sunday, with train stations closed. Witnesses described how passers-by threw chairs and beer glasses at the attackers in an attempt to stop them.

"We need the courts to give us back our rights", he wrote. "GOD BLESS!" But he also took shots at political correctness and gun control. "He went on the floor", Vowls said.

"Our love to the families of the murdered and victims of the London attack - we stand with the United Kingdom during this hard time", he wrote. K., we will be there - WE ARE WITH YOU.

People are lead to safety away from London Bridge on June 4, 2017 in London, England.

He said he believed there were more than three attackers.

"Blood's going everywhere, I walk into a pub and I'm like "someone help me I've just been stabbed". Among the wounded were German, French and Spanish citizens, officials said. Khan in no way said that attack itself was not alarming or horrific, telling CNN's Christiane Amanpour that the incident was "evil and cowardly".

Andrew Morrison, who was caught up in the London terror attacks. Masood was shot dead by police.

The attack comes less than two weeks after the Manchester suicide bombing on May 22, in which 22 people were killed and more than 100 injured. ISIS claimed responsibility but that claim can not be verified. Police said the event would still take place, with additional security in place.

Britain's Conservative Party has announced that it is suspending national campaigning ahead of the general election on June 8 as a result of the attacks.

Other reports by GizPress

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