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London terror attacks: ‘12 people’ have been arrested in Barking

by LLB Reporter
4th Jun 17 1:26 pm

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The Metropolitan Police (MPS) have confirmed Sunday afternoon that 12 people have been arrested in connection to Saturday nights horrific terrorist attacks in Barking.

Police have said, searches are ongoing at a number of addresses in Barking, East London as they continue to piece together the events that unfolded of the two terror attacks that took place on London Bridge and Borough Market.

Police said in a statement: “At 22.08hrs on Saturday, 3 June, we received reports that a white van had struck pedestrians on London Bridge.”

“The van then drove to Borough Market where the three men left the vehicle and stabbed a number of people. The suspects were wearing what we now know to be hoax suicide vests.”

“Armed officers confronted the three suspects who were shot and killed in Borough Market.”

“Seven people have died, in addition to the three attackers shot dead by police. A further 48 people were taken to hospital, some of whom are believed to be suffering serious and life threatening injuries.”

“The MPS is in the process of informing next of kin and specialist officers have been deployed to provide support to families.”

“An emergency number has been established for anyone who is concerned for loved ones who may not have returned home. This is Casualty Bureau on 0800 0961 233.”

There is much confusion amongst residents in Barking as this is a fast moving operation. Once resident said this on Twitter:

Another resident said on Twitter:

Tara Milan said to the Telegraph that four people were detained in the flats in Barking, and that one man tried to escapefrom armed police.

She said: “I saw them bringing them out of the flat opposite, around 7am.”

“One man tried to flee and they shot him outside my house. They put him in an ambulance and then the others in a police van.” 

 

 

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