BREAKING Van 'ploughs into pedestrians' on London Bridge

"It appeared to myself and to my friends that her throat had been cut".

Police were called to London Bridge at 22.08pm.

"We ran for like 100 meters and then saw loads of police cars turned up and there was kind of a period of quite intense gunfire", he said.

Barman Alex Martinez was forced to take shelter in a bin when a knifeman stormed the Borough restaurant in which he worked.

Ben said the man walked away boldly with another person, and went towards the Southwark Tavern. I feel just so lucky now.

British armed police rushed to three incidents in central London on Saturday after a van ploughed into pedestrians on London Bridge and reports of multiple stabbings in the nearby Borough Market area.

The bridge is in lock down and the area around it is closed with bus routes being diverted, as armed police and a bomb squad attend the scene and boats search the water.

Prime Minister Theresa May is in contact with officials and receiving updates on the incidents.

Here is what we know following the incident at London Bridge.

Police confirmed they were dealing with a second incident at the Borough Market, which is nearby.

"We have armed police at the scenes", London's Metropolitan Police tweeted.

'Officers have then responded to reports of stabbings in Borough Market, ' at the south end of the bridge.

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall also tweeted about the incident.

"At 0025hrs 4/6/17 the incidents at #LondonBridge & #BoroughMarket were declared as terrorist incidents".

London authorities are investigating reports that a vehicle has hit pedestrians on London Bridge.

"We are all saddened by this senseless tragedy. especially since it happened on home ground, and we want to help the people affected, where possible", she told The Straits Times. I heard what was significant gunfire.

An eyewitness described the incident to a CNN reporter, saying he saw a van swerving on and off the pavement.

"Then we hid under the table and people came into the restaurant and knocked a bunch of stuff over, like the till". Each of the men was carrying a 12-inch-long blade. I saw a young girl stabbed in the chest. British Transport Police said they have received reports of multiple casualties. Witnesses told the BBC that a white van, traveling around 50 miles per hour, mounted the sidewalk and struck as many as six people.

A witness said they were in the front of Elliot's Cafe when a large group of people started running up the street from Borough Market.

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