London Bridge terror attack live: 7 dead, 48 injured after knife and van attack in south London

A photo showing what is thought to be two suspected terrorists with cannisters reportedly strapped to their bodies with police officers standing over them (Gabriele Sciotto/Instagram)
A photo showing what is thought to be two suspected terrorists (Gabriele Sciotto/Instagram)

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British police rushed to an incident on London Bridge on Saturday after witnesses said a van ploughed into pedestrians and one woman told Reuters she saw people who may have had their throats cut.

British Transport Police said casualties were reported after an incident that may have involved a van and a knife attack, the BBC said, while the London Ambulance Service said it was sending multiple resources to the incident.

Police said armed officers were also responding to an incident in the nearby Borough Market area of the city.

One witness told Reuters that she saw what appeared to be three people with knife wounds and possibly their throats cut at London Bridge. Reuters was unable to immediately verify her account.

Another witness told the BBC she saw a speeding white van veering into pedestrians. That witness said the van hit five to six people. Reuters television pictures showed dozens of emergency vehicles in the area around London Bridge.