Statement on the incident at London Bridge

04 June 2017

Final statement at 06:05hrs

London Ambulance Service Assistant Director of Operations, Peter Rhodes said:

“Our thoughts are with all of those affected by the incident at London Bridge and their friends and family.

“We took 48 patients to five hospitals across London and treated a number of others at the scene for minor injuries. Police have confirmed that sadly, six people also died at the scene.

“We were called to the incident at 10:07pm (Saturday 3 June), with the first ambulance crew arriving within six minutes.

“We sent over 80 of our medics to the scene including ambulance crews, advanced paramedics, specialist response teams and an advanced trauma team from London’s Air Ambulance.

“We declared a major incident and worked closely with other members of the emergency services at the scene. Our priority was to assess patients and ensure that they were treated and taken to hospital as soon as possible.

“I would like to thank our staff and the other emergency services who responded.

“Members of the public who are concerned about friends and relatives should contact the police Casualty Bureau on 0800 096 1233 or 020 7158 0197.

“As we are still very busy, we would urge the public to only call us in a genuine emergency and to call NHS 111 for urgent healthcare advice.”

ENDS

Update at 03:50hrs

London Ambulance Service Assistant Director of Operations, Peter Rhodes said:

“We have now taken over 30 patients to five hospitals across London following the incident at London Bridge. A number of other patients were treated for less serious injuries at the scene. Our thoughts are with everyone affected.

“Over 80 of our medics have responded to this incident, including ambulance crews, advanced paramedics, specialist response teams and an advanced trauma team from London’s Air Ambulance.

“We declared a major incident and continue to work closely with other members of the emergency services at the scene.

“As we are still very busy, we would urge the public to only call us in a genuine emergency and to call NHS 111 for urgent healthcare advice.”

ENDS

Notes to editors:

UPDATED: We have taken patients to:

  • St Mary’s Hospital, London
  • St Thomas’ Hospital
  • University College Hospital 
  • King’s College Hospital
  • The Royal London Hospital

Update at 02:13hrs

London Ambulance Service Assistant Director of Operations, Peter Rhodes said:

“We can confirm we have taken at least 20 patients to six hospitals across London following the incident at London Bridge.

 “We have also treated a number of people at the scene for less serious injuries.

“We have declared a major incident and continue to work closely with other members of the emergency services. Our priority is to ensure patients receive the medical help they need as quickly as possible.

“As we are very busy dealing with this incident, we would ask the public to only call us in a genuine emergency and to call NHS 111 for urgent healthcare advice.”

Ends

Notes to editors:

UPDATED: We have taken patients to:

  • St Mary’s Hospital, London
  • St Thomas’ Hospital
  • University College Hospital 
  • King’s College Hospital
  • The Royal London Hospital

Update at 00:49hrs

London Ambulance Service Assistant Director of Operations, Peter Rhodes, said:

“We are responding to an incident alongside other emergency services at London Bridge. 

“We have sent a number of ambulance crews, advanced paramedics and specialist response teams to the scene, with the first of our medics arriving in six minutes. An advanced trauma team from London’s Air Ambulance has also been dispatched by car.

“We are working closely with other members of the emergency services at the scene, with our priority being to get people to safety and ensure they receive the medical help they need as quickly as possible.

“Our initial priority is to assess the level and nature of injuries, and ensure that those people in most need are treated first and taken to hospital.

“More information will follow when we have it.”

ENDS