Police confirm one man shot dead in London Bridge terror attack

Armed police are at the scene near London Bridge following a knife attack Picture: DOMINIC LIPINSKI

Armed police are at the scene near London Bridge following a knife attack Picture: DOMINIC LIPINSKI/PA - Credit: PA

A man has been shot dead by police after a number of people were injured in a terrorist attack near London Bridge.

Police were called to the scene of the stabbing near the bridge in central London shortly before 2pm today.

Neil Basu, head of UK counter-terrorism policing, confirmed a man wearing a hoax explosive device on his chest was shot dead by City of London Police officers.

Mr Basu added: "A male suspect was shot by specialist armed officers from City of London police and I can confirm that this suspect died at the scene."

Scotland Yard confirmed a number of people were stabbed but did not give any information on the extent of injuries.

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Home Secretary and Conservative candidate for Witham, Priti Patel, said: "Very concerned by ongoing incident at London Bridge. My thoughts are with all affected. I am grateful for the rapid response of our police and I urge everyone to follow their advice."

There is no indication of disruption to train services between Suffolk and the capital, although National Rail has confirmed trains will not be stopping at London Bridge Station.

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A statement from the public transport association said: "Because of an on-going police incident at London Bridge, NO trains will be stopping at the station.

"Trains will run through, but will not stop to release the doors. For your safety, please do not operate the alarms and try to alight the trains at London Bridge."

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