Casualties after London Bridge ‘knife and van incident’

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There are reports of a number of casualties after an incident possibly involving a vehicle and a knife in the London Bridge area of the capital, British Transport Police has said, the BBC reports.

Police say armed officers responded to reports of a van hitting pedestrians on the bridge in central London.

The Metropolitan Police said armed officers were also at the nearby Borough Market.

Downing Street said: “The prime minister is in contact with officials and is being regularly updated on the incident at London Bridge.”

Transport for London said the bridge has been closed in both directions due to a “major police incident”.

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