Multiple casualties reported in London Bridge, Borough Market incidents

London Bridge scenes

About 10.40pm United Kingdom time (9.40am NZ time), reports filtered through of a van leaving the road at London Bridge and hitting pedestrians.

London Ambulance Services said on Twitter at least 20 patients were taken to six different hospitals in the area.

A witness who was on the bridge told the BBC she saw a speeding van veer onto the pavement, striking as many as six people.

London police report "incident" on London Bridge.

BBC reporter Holly Jones was in the London Bridge area when the van attack occurred.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said authorities were dealing with a "terrible incident" and London's Metropolitan Police Service said incidents at London Bridge and nearby Borough Market were being treated as terrorism.

Armed police placed London Bridge on lockdown after the white van careered into crowds, while officers raced to the scene of the stabbings outside a pub in Borough Market.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said it was "deliberate and cowardly attack" on Londoners enjoying Saturday night out.

Scotland Yard have confirmed a stabbing in Vauxhall is not connected.

Gerard Vowls told The Guardian newspaper that he saw a woman being stabbed by three men at the south end of London Bridge.

London Ambulance have said: "We're responding to this incident and more information will follow when we have it".

Transport for London says busy London Bridge station has been closed at the request of police.




An eyewitness also described to CNN hearing what "sounded like" gunshots.

The Met urged people in the three affected areas to run, hide and call thepolice.

Britain's official terror threat had recently been lowered from "critical" after a bombing killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.

Witnesses on London Bridge reported seeing a van mounting the pavement and hitting pedestrians and a man with a knife running. "And there were groups of people helping those people on the ground", he said.

Footage emerged of hundreds of Londoners leaving the scene at London Bridge, where tens of thousands gather on weekends to visit clubs, bars and restaurants.

Eye witnesses confirm that several bodies are "strewn on the ground" and people are receiving CPR after being randomly stabbed by "two to three men armed 12 inch long knives".

"More police came over, I guess they were on radio or something because in around like two or five seconds they shot all the three men down". It was not immediately clear if police fired.

Pence also tweeted, "Our thoughts & prayers are w/ the victims, courageous first responders & all the people of London".

He said he witnessed the "horrific" scenes as police led them past to a room.

On March 22, the British Parliament building was attacked by a man who ran over pedestrians with a vehicle and then stabbed several people.

Another witness, Mark Roberts, told CNN he saw the van hit multiple people before hitting a bus stop and stopping. Five people were killed, including the attacker, and at least 40 people were injured.

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