By Isha Sesay • 29 November 2019 • 20:01
Boris Johnson has paid tribute to the public and emergency services after the terrorist attack on London Bridge. Credit: Reuters.
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has paid tribute to the bravery of the emergency services and the public after the terror attack on London Bridge today (November 29).
Returning to Downing Street, where he says meetings and consultations will be take place throughout Friday evening, he said:
“Anybody involved in this crime and these attacks will be hunted down and will be brought to justice.”
He said that, to the best of his knowledge, the incident has been “contained”, adding that he will decide in the coming hours whether campaigning for the general election should continue as normal.
Downing Street also confirms that Boris Johnson will chair a meeting of the Government’s emergency Cobra committee at 9.30pm tonight.
Several people were injured after a man began attacking people with a knife, where footage also shows members of the public attempting to detain the suspect and taking possession of his weapon.
Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has also issued a statement in which he said:
“The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that as a precaution the horrendous incident at London Bridge is being treated as though it is terrorism-related.
“I remain in close contact with the Metropolitan Police and am being kept updated with events. It has been confirmed that people were injured in the attack. My heart goes out to them, their families and all affected.
“Thank you to our brave emergency services who responded to today’s horrific attack. Every day they put their lives on the line for us – running towards danger in order to keep London safe.
“We must – and we will – stay resolute in our determination to stand strong and united in the face of terror. Those who seek to attack us and divide us will never succeed.”
The Mayor also asked Londoners to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious, whilst praising the “breath-taking heroism” of members of the public who responded to the attack.
We at Euro Weekly News will provide updates on the incident as and when we receive it.
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