Eye witness from Suffolk describes scenes following London Bridge attack
- Credit: JANE BERRY
An Ipswich woman has described how the London bus she was on was stopped after those on board heard gunshots.
Jane Berry had been sightseeing in the capital when she became caught up in the commotion following an attack at London Bridge.
Police were called to a stabbing in which several people are understood to have been injured.
According to the BBC, The Met have said one man had been shot by police and it was treating the incident "as though it is terror related".
Speaking after the incident, Mrs Berry, who had been travelling to Trafalgar Square, said police cars were racing past and armed officers were shouting at people to "get back, get back!"
You may also want to watch:
She said the bus had been stuck in traffic for some time when the driver told passengers there had been an "armed incident" and they had to get off.
While she herself had not heard gunshots, she said the driver and other passengers had.
- 1 Eagle-eyed plane spotter saves pilot's life
- 2 'It's gone crazy' - Boss of Town's promotion rivals on League One spending
- 3 Machinery to be sold following the loss of 'passionate' farmer
- 4 Andy Angles: Five observations following Town's clash with Crystal Palace
- 5 Popular Southwold fish and chip shop for sale for £850k
- 6 How bride paid £1 for vintage wedding dress
- 7 Mapped: Check the Covid rate in your Suffolk neighbourhood
- 8 How the Ipswich Town players performed in their friendly clash with Crystal Palace
- 9 7 pretty villages in Suffolk
- 10 Incredible aerial photos show scale of Latitude Festival
At the scene she described a lorry facing the wrong way on the bridge and armed officers, police vans, helicopters and ambulances.
She added police were using tape to cordon off a large area.
"People are just hanging around, people are just mystified really," she said.
She said crowds of people, including tourists, didn't know where to go, adding London Bridge Station had also been closed.
She also described eight or nine police boats on the River Thames preventing travel along the waterway.