“This is our city – we will never be cowed by terrorism,” says Mayor Sadiq Khan. The following is a special message from Mr Khan after the terror attacks in London Bridge
There are no words to describe the grief and anger that our city is feeling today.
Tragically, seven people have been killed in this sickening attack, and more than 40 injured, some of them critically.
I am appalled and furious that these twisted and cowardly terrorists deliberately targeted innocent Londoners and visitors to our city who were just enjoying their Saturday night.
I condemn these terrorists in the strongest possible terms. They are barbaric cowards and there is absolutely no justification for their evil and unforgivable actions.
My thoughts are with the family and friends of the victims and everyone caught up in this horrific attack.
I’d like to thank our emergency services who bravely tackled the terrorists and helped the injured. I am in close contact with the Met Police Commissioner and senior officers and have attended the government’s COBRA security meeting.
I’d urge all Londoners to remain calm and vigilant today and over the days ahead. We are all shocked and angry today but this is our city – we will never let these cowards win and we will never be cowed by terrorism.