Van ploughs into pedestrians on London Bridge

British Transport Police said there were reports of "multiple" casualties following the major incident on the bridge.

The vehicle reportedly drove unto the pavement of the of the bridge and struck pedestrians, leaving around five people requiring medical help.

The London ambulance service said at least 20 people had been taken to six hospitals across the city.

A taxi driver told the BBC that three men got out of the van with long knives and "went randomly along Borough High Street stabbing people".

She said it was a fast-moving investigation and her thoughts were with "those who are caught up in these awful events".

The police, on the other hand, are a little more tight-lipped. Jones said that police had taken a man into custody who happened not to be wearing a shirt.

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"The Metropolitan Police are responding to the horrific terrorist attack at London Bridge and Borough Market. I froze beacause I didn't know what to do", Mark Roberts, a 53-year-old management consultant, told Reuters.

The police were urging the public to run to a place of safety, or hide if they can not.

Witness Peter Joshuas told NBC News he was just exiting the bridge when he heard screams and people shouting, and people running in confusion.

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Husband and wife Ben and Natalie told BBC Radio 5 Live they were outside Borough Market when they witnessed the incident there.

Police have said a third incident is developing in the Vauxhall area, which is about 2 miles southwest of the London Bridge area.

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"Police told us to get out and then there was more gunfire".

Trains are now not stopping at London Bridge or Borough stations. "The Uber stopped, we asked people what was going on - people said there was shooting", said Yoann Belmere, 40, a French banker living in London.

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"From 2208 hrs (local time) officers responded to reports of a vehicle in collision with pedestrians on #London Bridge". But before you do that, can you tell us what you're hearing about Borough Market?

CNN further reported that Britain's Press Association said the prime minister will chair a meeting of the Government's Cobra emergency committee on Sunday, June 4.

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