(Photos) – London Horror Attacks London Bridge, Borough Market and Vauxhall

A vehicle is said to have ‘mowed into people’ on London Bridge. Credit Sunday Express.

London was hit by horror attacks in three different areas, with at least two people were killed and many more were injured by a van attack and stabbings.

Witnesses told Express.co.uk that a white van had appeared to purposefully hit pedestrians on the London Bridge at 10.08pm.

Dozens of people were on the bridge at the time of the attack.

The Telegraph reported that witnesses said 20 people were run down by a van and pedestrians were attacked with knives at 10.08pm.

There were also multiple reports of rapid gunfire at the scene.

It was also reported that a police officer at the scene urged people to run from the bridge and that the London Bridge is closed at both ends.

The London Bridge incident was followed by another incident in Borough Market on the south bank of the River Thames where three men ran towards the market, stabbing people as they ran.

The Telegraph also reported that police entered bars and restaurants in the Southwark area around 11pm and told customers to get down on the floor amid reports that the incident was still ongoing.

People outdoors were told by yelling police officers to run from the area as the atmosphere turned to one of “hysteria”.

Guests staying at Premier Inn on Borough High Street were evacuated as the police cordon extended.

The third incident happened in Vauxhall, South London, after the two incidents in Central London.

Metropolitan police tweeted at 11:44pm tonight that officers were on the scene.

It was later declared that this incident has nothing to do with the first two incidents.

Police have advised people to keep away from the area while The Shard and the News Building are also on lock down.

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

Prime Minister Theresa May said, “Following updates from police and security officials, I can confirm that the terrible incident in London is being treated as a potential act of terrorism.”

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The Shard, London’s Tallest Building

A boat moved along the Thames in December. At 1,017 feet, the Shard is Europe’s tallest skyscraper. Simon Dawson/Bloomberg News.

The Shard is the tallest building in London and in the European Union.

The 95 stories skyscraper is 1,017 feet tall.

The official inauguration of The Shard is on Thursday, July 5th 2012.

The tower will be inaugurated by His Excellency Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassem Bin Jabor Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar and Prince Andrew Albert Edward, the Duke of York.

The State of Qatar is the majority investor of The Shard.

It was reported that during the event, lasers are to light up the night sky, beaming across town to touch several landmarks, the London Eye, the Gherkin, Tower Bridge.

It is going to be very beautiful!

This July 2, 2012 aerial photo made available by Newscast shows the Shard, Western Europe’s tallest building, towering over London. Associated Press Photo.
The shard is seen towering over the Tower Bridge on June 3, 2012. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, the architect, Renzo Piano, said he wanted to make sure this building wouldn’t be seen as a symbol of arrogance and a display of power. More of a ‘sparkling, gentle spire,’ he said. Jonathan Brady/European Pressphoto Agency.