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of course not verified at this stage, they are being treated by journalists. the images show several people being treated, up to ten and possibly more being treated for injuries on the pavement on the south side of london bridge. that is where it would appear a majority of those people have been injured. we do not know what happened to the van, it does not seem that the driver stopped? there are some reports of police chasing a van, but in the confusion of many police fans arriving, we have reports of up to ten police cars heading into the area. you can imagine at this stage, to verify whether the ban is there, whether the person driving it has been stopped, we are still not sure. there have been reports that the driver sped off, having knocked over these pedestrians. they may have hit five or six people and the suggestion was that maybe four of them had been hurt, some severely.
this fans seemed to disappear off towards the shard, one of the very new and iconic buildings in the city. it would be very busy at this time of night and a saturday? —— on a saturday? yes, at ten o'clock i passed the area on my way into work this evening. it is a part of london where people heading from kent on overla nd where people heading from kent on overland trains. hundreds of people get off that train and london bridge is your first destination you a ride that if you are coming that way. —— awry that if you are coming that way. so many pubs and you have borough market. london bridge offers a lit up view of tower bridge in the distance. it is a tourist are it isa it is a tourist attraction. many people's mice being ruined by this incident. london ambulance service, their
resilience team are tweeting, saying that they are responding to this incident and more information will follow when we have it. they say that multiple resources are attending the incident at london bridge. they are urging people to avoid the area if possible. that bridge is closed to traffic. transport for london have closed the london bridge station. the london ambulance service are saying to only call 909 if you have a genuine emergency. “— call 909 if you have a genuine emergency. —— nine 99. they are having to divert as many resources as possible to this incident. for anyone switching on and joining us, you are watching bbc news. we are reporting an incident that unfolded about 20 minutes ago, that was when we first got warning via reuters. 0ur reporter greg dawson is here with us. i will speak to you again ina with us. i will speak to you again in a moment but let's return now to hollyjones, the bbc reporter who,
quite by chance, was on london bridge at the time the incident unfolded. holly, thank you for joining us again, you had to leave us joining us again, you had to leave us moments ago joining us again, you had to leave us moments ago as joining us again, you had to leave us moments ago as police were approaching. tell us where you are now and what you can see?|j approaching. tell us where you are now and what you can see? i am on the edge of the bridge, on the north side at the moment. i am currently outside adelaide house. 0n the right—hand side. so what is happening at the moment, police are moving all pedestrians off the bridge and witnesses are being moved into one area on the right—hand side. they have told us that there will be buses coming for these pedestrians. witnesses will be moved toa pedestrians. witnesses will be moved to a hotel where they will have to be interviewed and say exactly what
we saw. apologies if i am not making much sense. it is all a bit crazy here at the moment. of course it is, you are making a lot of sense, holly. we appreciate you talking. people are joining we appreciate you talking. people arejoining us all the we appreciate you talking. people are joining us all the time so it is worth going back to the start and saying what happened at the beginning, if you would? just an update, there is a gentleman i have seen update, there is a gentleman i have seen who has been arrested by police. he has his shirt off and is currently handcuffed. he is in a police car at the moment. i don't know who that person is, but that it is something worth noting. i was walking on the right—hand side of the bridge, towards the north side of the shard. 20 minutes ago, a white transit van with a male driver came along at about 50 mph. 0bviously speeding. it looked like
he turned into the pavement. hit several pedestrians in front of me. and then veered to the right. myself and two other pedestrians jumped out the way. about two metres away. then he hit some people behind me. i found out that they were french. 0ne of the casualties is on the floor being treated by paramedics. she says she does not know where her boyfriend is. currently nobody knows where he is. probably about six casualties on the floor from what i can see. the white transit van, we do not know where that is, it carried on up the road. it is exact across the bridge, and across the pavement. people have been moved on, there are about eight ambulances and
loads of black clothed officers with guns. it is chaos, as you can imagine. i can imagine. you are describing it to us brilliantly well, holly. tell us how quickly police and other emergency services managed to get there? the police we re managed to get there? the police were fantastic, within about two minutes, police arrived at the scene. they assessed the situation and assessed which casualties were seriously injured. then, within 6—8 minutes, the ambulances arrived. it was probably myself and two other pedestrians that spoke to emergency services. i think i was the first one through, as they were not aware of the situation. two other pedestrians who were uninjured called 909. —— called 999. the emergency
services have been brilliant. now we are trying to figure out exactly what happened and why. yes, when you are caught up in this kind of thing, iimagine, it are caught up in this kind of thing, i imagine, it has never happened to me that it is hard to take in what you are seeing? it really is. i have covered the story is, i hate to say it, but i have covered these stories before. it is confusing for everybody involved. you just have to think about the victims in all of this. i have not seen any children, which is... yet, obviously no children here. i am currently being asked to move on as a witness. i'm afraid i'm going to have to go. don't worry, holly. we understand that you are right in the middle of an unfolding story. we arejust
an unfolding story. we are just watching the latest pictures we have had in. that was hollyjones, a reporter on the scene as this incident unfolded. these are pictures coming in from reuters news agency. you can see it is very busy with emergency service vehicles, and immediately they put police cones out to stop people getting across the bridge. holly gave us getting across the bridge. holly gave us a getting across the bridge. holly gave us a pretty clear indication of what happened at the outset. of that incident. my colleague greg dawson is the reporter, who is following the story with me. we are looking at live pictures of blue lights from emergency services on london bridge. a lot of reports that we cannot corroborate on social media, we will stick to what we know. a busy time of night in central london for this to have unfolded, reminiscent of what happened on westminster bridge
in the middle of the day? it is a hugely popular part of central london, a popular destination for people on a saturday night. it is by one of london's biggest train stations with several pubs and restau ra nts stations with several pubs and restaurants in the area. we know just after ten o'clock, we began to get reports of eyewitnesses saying a white van, hitting pedestrians on london bridge. eyewitnesses have reported seeing several people injured on the pavement. we know london ambulance service have said they have deployed a number of ambulances to the area. metropolitan police have said multiple resources are attending a serious incident, and stressing for people to avoid the area at the moment. clearly this is all still unfolding. emergency services at the scene establishing what happened and asking people to
stay away. metropolitan police's twitter feed here. 0ur information on bbc news needs to be accurate. we will deal with what we know and nothing more. you can see the london ambulance service resilience team is confirming what greg said, that they have sent multiple resources to the incident and is asking everyone to avoid the area. only call 999 if you have a genuine emergency as they need to be spending all of their time and energy in the area. all sorts of reports that you may read elsewhere on social media, we will not be reporting them until we have had them confirmed and properly corroborated. it is easy to start speculating that we know where that gets us. let's go back, if you are just joining gets us. let's go back, if you are justjoining us. you are watching bbc news, these are the latest pictures from reuters news agency.
showing you what has been happening on london bridge in the last 25 minutes or so. a report that a major incident is unfolding on london bridge. of course, it is a busy thoroughfare to take you from one side of the river to the other, it would normally be busy at this time of night and a saturday, and a cordon has been thrown around the area. police were there after about two minutes of being called. tributes paid to them for the speed with which they got to the scene. also, about eight minutes later, ambulances arrived with paramedics able to treat the people who had been caught up in this incident. hollyjones, the been caught up in this incident. holly jones, the reporter we been caught up in this incident. hollyjones, the reporter we spoke toa hollyjones, the reporter we spoke to a little while ago, explained she had seen a man being arrested and put handcuffs. quite how he is connected to the incident, we do not
know. there was a white van that holly described as a white transit van, that knocked several pedestrians over, maybe five or six of them. that seems to be the figure eyewitnesses are talking about. several of them injured, some seriously. i think there is also a report coming in of people in a pub telling us that they have been told to stay in the pub. people running everywhere. it seems to be on the south side of london bridge, where this incident happened. police have been escorting people from the bridge. will heaven, the managing editor of the spectator magazine, has written on social media that he saw pedestrians injured, and saw the first responders, armed police, and
people running north. british transport police also sending some information. i don't know if you have that? yes, to the point where they are asking people again to avoid the area. with reference that someone avoid the area. with reference that someone saying they would be —— they are being kept in the pub, that is com pletely are being kept in the pub, that is completely normal procedure. a saturday night, this area would be packed at normal times. well police try and establish what is going on, they will do their best to keep people safe. there are dozens of pubs on the south side of london bridge around the shard, where there are hotels too. they try and keep people safe, that is their priority, as they close the area and work out what is happening. all the time, when stories like this break, people join us and they need and we need to be cap. we heard reports of a white van crossing
london bridge, mounting the pavements and hitting pedestrians. we do not know the precise figure. a bbc reporter, hollyjones, was an eyewitness and said she thought it was at least five or six people who see she saw injured. we have reports of one man being taken away in handcuffs. it seems that most of this activity is happening on the south side of london bridge, the busy apart at this time on a saturday night. close to the tube station and overg round saturday night. close to the tube station and overground train station as well. there would have been many people who would have seen this. quite an operation for police to clear the area. scotland yard saying on their twitter feed that they will release more details when they have them. very important, they are saying not to speculate as to the
cause of this. of course, we would agree with that. we will report things when we have them corroborated. these are live pictures that we are seeing. it emergency service vehicles parked on the bridge, giving assistance to people who are caught up in this incident. we do not know where the van went to, we do not know what relationship with the arrested man has. inevitably, it reminds people of what happened on westminster bridge, that fatal attack again involving a vehicle. that time it was in the middle of day. yes, that was in the middle of day. yes, that was daylight hours when a vehicle drove across westminster bridge. five people died then.