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Old 04.06.2017, 01:07
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'Van hits pedestrians' on London Bridge in 'major incident'

Police are responding to reports that a van has hit a number of pedestrians on London Bridge in central London.
Witnesses have said that armed officers are understood to be at the scene after a white van mounted the pavement before driving into people.
The Metropolitan Police say they are dealing with an incident on the bridge.
Transport for London said the bridge has been closed in both directions due to a "major police incident". Bus routes were being diverted.
BBC reporter Holly Jones, who was on the bridge at the time of the incident, said the van was driven by a man and was "probably travelling at about 50 miles an hour".
About five people were being treated for injuries after the vehicle mounted the pavement and hit them, she said.
She said the van, which was travelling from the direction of central London, headed towards the south side of the river.
Ms Jones later reported seeing a man being arrested by police. She said he was handcuffed and had his shirt off.

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Old 04.06.2017, 01:22
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Re: 'Van hits pedestrians' on London Bridge in 'major incident'

Reports coming in of multiple stabbings by lads carrying long blades who jumped out of the van.
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Old 04.06.2017, 01:54
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3rd incident reported in Vauxhall.
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Absolutely horrendous, I hope they catch these animals before they do any more harm. I studied in London Bridge, had lunch around Borough market so I know the area very well.
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Re: 'Van hits pedestrians' on London Bridge in 'major incident'

Rinse and repeat.
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Re: 'Van hits pedestrians' on London Bridge in 'major incident'

This is exactly the area where I was last month. Clearly the focus of these warped individuals has switched from mainland Europe to the UK.
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Re: 'Van hits pedestrians' on London Bridge in 'major incident'

Saw this on the BBC just before we went to sleep, woke up hoping it wasn't anything serious. So terrible, another attack on innocent people.
Waiting to hear from sister's stepdaughter and her boyfriend in London.
Hope all your loved ones are safe today.
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Plod shot and killed the attackers within 8 mins of receiving the first call. Respect.
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This is exactly the area where I was last month. Clearly the focus of these warped individuals has switched from mainland Europe to the UK.
3 suicide bombers at a funeral yesterday in Kabul says different
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Plod shot and killed the attackers within 8 mins of receiving the first call. Respect.
Indeed.

The problem is, how long can the plod maintain that level of vigilance without making a mistake?
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Indeed.

The problem is, how long can the plod maintain that level of vigilance without making a mistake?
Depends if Diane Abbott is in charge of them come the end of next week.
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Old 04.06.2017, 11:18
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23000 suspected jihadists currently in the U.K.
500 suspected ongoing plots.
And it's Ramadan.

Tea lights and vigils will not help.
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Re: 'Van hits pedestrians' on London Bridge in 'major incident'

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Absolutely horrendous, I hope they catch these animals before they do any more harm. I studied in London Bridge, had lunch around Borough market so I know the area very well.
Catch the "animals" and invite them for tea in the parliament, isn't that what Corbyn recommends to do with his "friends"? Perhaps even meet the queen, as the pictures you posted before show?
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Old 04.06.2017, 11:33
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Re: 'Van hits pedestrians' on London Bridge in 'major incident'

When I first saw Castro's headline, I thought it was related to Westminster...

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This is exactly the area where I was last month. Clearly the focus of these warped individuals has switched from mainland Europe to the UK.
3 suicide bombers at a funeral yesterday in Kabul says different
Quite. It is funny how Europeans tend to think it is all about "us". Much worse going on in the ME, and not only that, the European "plots" are often home grown and not necessarily imported.

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Catch the "animals" and invite them for tea in the parliament, isn't that what Corbyn recommends to do with his "friends"? Perhaps even meet the queen, as the pictures you posted before show?
That's not what he said, and you know it.
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Plod shot and killed the attackers within 8 mins of receiving the first call. Respect.
The term is "extra judicial killing", didn't you get the memo?
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Quite. It is funny how Europeans tend to think it is all about "us".
Might be because "we" live "here"...
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Quite. It is funny how Europeans tend to think it is all about "us". Much worse going on in the ME, and not only that, the European "plots" are often home grown and not necessarily imported.
Yes so importing even more people from places torn apart by this nonsense without having SUPER TOUGH background checks (like the US and Israel) is a great idea we should all sign on for , right ??

EDIT : this just in - Afhgan refugee 41 year old stabs 5 year old Russian boy to death in Bavaria, other 6 year old child in hospital (link in German only)
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Yes so importing even more people from places torn apart by this nonsense without having SUPER TOUGH background checks (like the US and Israel) is a great idea we should all sign on for , right ??

EDIT : this just in - Afhgan refugee 41 year old stabs 5 year old Russian boy to death in Bavaria, other 6 year old child in hospital (link in German only)
blah blah, racist bigotry
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MI5 have stopped 5 attacks since March, but this is the 3rd attack to slip through the net. The question of whether these attackers were known to the police has not yet been confirmed.

Better intelligence clearly needed.. not to mention increasing resources the police desperately need to strengthen investigations and gather/monitor new and ever-changing threats.

It really is shocking that these attackers are slipping through the net - they need to make the net stronger.
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Yes so importing even more people from places torn apart by this nonsense without having SUPER TOUGH background checks (like the US and Israel) is a great idea we should all sign on for , right ??

EDIT : this just in - Afhgan refugee 41 year old stabs 5 year old Russian boy to death in Bavaria, other 6 year old child in hospital (link in German only)
Maybe one should stop exporting weapons and draining their financial system to start with, that would be more efficient? But till we do that, let's blame "them" instead of "us" instead, always easier
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