Between 15 and 20 people are said to have been struck by the vehicle after it reportedly mounted the pavement
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Up to 20 people are feared to be injured after a van reportedly ploughed into pedestrians on London Bridge in a suspect terrorist attack.
The vehicle mounted the pavement at the scene in central London this evening, according to shocked witnesses.
It comes just two months after a terrorist mowed down pedestrians at Westminster Bridge before stabbing an unarmed cop. Five victims were killed in the attack.
There are unconfirmed witness reports from the scene at London Bridge tonight that people may have been stabbed and as many four people were severely hurt.
Metropolitan Police have confirmed there is also another incident at nearby Borough Market and armed police are at both scenes.
A witness told Reuters she saw people with apparent knife wounds on the bridge.
The news agency said a witness had said she saw three people with what appeared to be throats cut.
Sky News has quoted sources said the incident at London Bridge is believed to be terrorism related.
Another witness told Sky News gunfire was heard.
Holly Jones, a BBC reporter at the bridge when the incident happened, said a van had swerved off the road into a crowd of pedestrians.
“A white van driver came speeding – probably about 50mph – veered of the road into the crowds of people who were walking along the pavement,” she told BBC News.
The Met Police tweeted tonight: “We are dealing with an incident on LondonBridge, when we have more information we will update this twitter feed.”
“As well as LondonBridge officers have also responsed to an incident in BoroughMarket. We have armed police at the scenes.
“More info as we get it.”
The London Ambulance Service tweeted: “Multiple resources attending an incident at LondonBridge, please avoid the area. Only call 999 in an emergency.”
Witnesses at the scene have claimed the incident occurred on the southside of the bridge.
At least 10 police cars have been seen in the area around London Bridge.
We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story.