UK flags to fly at half-mast for London Bridge terror attack victims

Makeshift hospital build in London.

FLAGS on government buildings throughout the United Kingdom will fly at half-mast today (Saturday 30th November). This is a mark of respect to those who lost their lives at the terror attack on London Bridge on Friday and to all others that were affected by the incident.

Two members of the public were killed in the terror attack in the capital whilst three others were also injured and remain in hospital. One is in a critical but stable condition, another is stable, and the third suffered less serious injuries.

At a conference held yesterday evening, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick praised the “extraordinary courage” of members of the public who tackled the offender to the ground as he was wielding a bladed weapon. It has since emerged that one of those who pinned the man down was an off-duty police officer.

The attacker has been named by police as 28-year-old Usman Khan who is a convicted terrorist. Khan was shot dead at point-blank range by police who have confirmed that he was wearing a fake suicide vest.

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Isha Sesay

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