Statement on incident at London Bridge

Update 8:40pm

Khadir Meer, Chief Operating Officer, London Ambulance Service, said:

“We were called at 2:02pm to reports of an incident at London Bridge. We sent a number of ambulance crews and specialist response teams to the scene, including our hazardous area response unit and our tactical response unit. The first of our medics arrived at the scene within seven minutes. An advanced trauma team from London’s Air Ambulance was also dispatched by road.

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

“As well as the suspect, who was shot dead by police, two of those injured in this attack tragically died. In addition, we treated another three people and took them to two London hospitals.

“I would like to thank all our staff and the other emergency services who responded to this incident, including our medics at the scene, everyone in our control rooms and all those working hard behind the scenes.

“Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by what happened today.”

 


Update 7:40pm

Khadir Meer, Chief Operating Officer, London Ambulance Service, said:

“We can confirm we took three people to two London hospitals following the incident at London Bridge today.

“We were called at 2:02pm and sent a number of ambulance crews and specialist response teams to the scene, including our hazardous area response unit and our tactical response unit. The first of our medics arrived at the scene within seven minutes. An advanced trauma team from London’s Air Ambulance was also dispatched by road.

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

“I would like to thank all our staff and the other emergency services who responded to this incident, including our medics at the scene, everyone in our control rooms and all those working hard behind the scenes.

“Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by what happened today.”

 


 

Update at 4:25pm

Kevin Bate, Assistant Director of Operations, London Ambulance Service:

“We were called at 2:02pm today (Friday 29 November) to reports of an incident at London Bridge.

“We sent a number of ambulance crews and specialist response teams, with the first medic arriving on scene within seven 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. More information will follow when we have it.”