By Isha Sesay • 29 November 2019 • 15:48
LONDON BRIDGE has been put on lockdown after reports of a shooting in the area this afternoon (Friday, November 29).
In a statement, the Metropolitan Police confirm that they are dealing with an incident on London Bridge after they were called to reports of a stabbing at a premises near the bridge just before 2pm. A man has also been detained.
A video has also surfaced on social media which appears to show one armed police officer at the beginning of the north-side of the bridge crouched behind a police car aiming a gun. The video then moves to what appears to be a body on the pavement on the east side of the bridge.
A witness to the incident, who asked not to be named, told MyLondon that they saw a knifeman near London Bridge station. They then saw armed police arrive and shoot the man.
A journalist from the BBC has also revealed that he was in the area at the time and saw a group of men involved in a fight on the bridge. Police then arrived and shots were fired.
London Ambulance Service have also tweeted that they are on the scene.
We at Euro Weekly News will provide you with updates on this latest breaking story in due course.
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