Hackney Police released a message this morning thanking Londoners amid last night’s terror attacks on London Bridge and Borough Market, saying they were “awestruck” by the support.
The message read: “To Londoners – thank you for all your support. We will continue to be here for you. Remain alert, remain aware and report anything suspicious to 999 or the anti terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321”, ending with the #westandtogether hashtag that has been circling various social media sights since the attacks last night.
— Hackney Police (@MPSHackney) 4 June 2017
It is now known that seven people have been killed and three suspects shot after a terror attack on London Bridge and Borough market. A further 48 people were taken to hospitals in ambulances as confirmed by London Ambulance services. A speeding white van hit pedestrians on the bridge before suspects got out and began stabbing people including members of the public and one police officer.
Both London Bridge tube and railway station remain closed.
As the incident unfolded last night, many images and videos were being shared around social media, depicting the horrors of the attack. Hackney Police however have urged people to restrain from sharing any footage on social media, but to first upload it to the UK police image appeal, so they can process it correctly.
Not being discouraged however, is the messages of love and support from Londoners to other Londoners, urging people to stay safe and offering shelter for anyone stuck in the area.
— nicola spencer (@nicolaEspencer) 4 June 2017
— Adam Su (@jennercide) 3 June 2017
In case anyone is stuck in Stratford/East London, we can help with a place to crash, food and in Hackney Wick #londonwillnotfall
— Carolien vanden Berg (@Calexy1234) 4 June 2017
The Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that the general election will go ahead as planned on Thursday, stating that “enough is enough” when it comes to tackling terrorism, and is chairing a meeting of the government’s Cobra emergency committee, which Mayor of London Sadiq Khan will too be attending.