UK election pauses, for second time, after London attack

We recently witnessed this after the attacks in Manchester and in the Westminster area of London.

The deputy chief constable of Northants Police, Rachel Swann, has condemned last night's terrorist attack in London which claimed the lives of at least seven people and left nearly 50 injured.

The latest violence come less than two weeks after a deadly terror attack outside an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester killed 22 people plus the attacker, and injured approximately 116 - included children and parents waiting to pick up their kids from the concert.

The main political parties have all suspended their General Election campaigns in the aftermath of the attack.

NYPD spokesman Peter Donald said: "We're monitoring the situation in London and we're in touch with British authorities".

An eyewitness, Gerard, told the BBC: "They were running up shouting "This is for Allah". Grande and other stars planned to perform Sunday night at a benefit concert for victims under tight security in Manchester.

A neighbour said one of the attackers had recently asked him how he could hire a van.

Following the London Bridge terrorist attacks, Prime Minister Theresa May has called for foreign leaders to consider regulating the internet as a means to prevent terrorism.

"But we do need to do, and we do, extraordinary screening, but a great deal more effort has to go into the building of community, the reaching out and working with these entities, with these sectors of society so that there is not as significant a gap as there is in many parts of the world", he said.

Police guarded a corner near a tribute of flowers and posters in London.

"We ran for like 100 metres and then saw loads of police cars turned up and there was kind of a period of quite intense gunfire", he said.

Some of the wounded were in critical condition, including a French citizen.

Police have said the attack lasted about eight minutes.

"Last night we saw yet again the bravery, dedication, selflessness of the police and those who work in the NHS and fire service". The officer received serious but not life-threatening injuries, according to an official police statement.

Witness Elsbeth Smedley told CNN that a man ran into Elliot restaurant in Borough Market, and stabbed two people before running out.

Britain's transport police chief praised the actions of one of his officers injured in the attack who took on the assailants armed only with a baton.

One of them barged into a crowded pub and repeatedly stabbed a young woman.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Sunday that the level would remain at severe because police believe there are no perpetrators still on the loose.

Local resident Malik Rouf, 30, said one of the men inside the flat jumped out of a first floor window on to a ledge before he was pulled back inside.

He said that as well as more armed police across the capital in coming days, "the public will also see increased physical measures in order to keep public safe on London's bridges".

"Today she stood on the steps of Downing Street and said: 'Enough is enough'". In a less direct attack, Corbyn told a news channel that he hoped the attack would be used to reflect on the needs to have sufficient police officers (as well as intelligence) - an issue that has repeatedly come up in the course of the election campaign. The election is just four days away, and many people have already voted by postal ballot.

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