Seven people have died in a terrorist attacks in central London.
A white rental van ploughed into pedestrians at at London Bridge, and continued on to nearby Borough Market where three attackers got out and stabbed people in pubs and bars.
The first reports, relating to the van ploughing into people on London Bridge, came through at around 10.40pm UK time (9.40am NZ time).
What we know:
- Attackers drove a van into pedestrians near London Bridge, jumped out and stabbed others in the nearby Borough Market area
- Police shot dead three attackers, firing 50 bullets
- A member of the public was shot and injured in the gunfire
- Seven people were killed and 48 people were injured, 21 in a critical condition
- New Zealander Oliver Dowling was among the injured, suffering multiple stab wounds
- One French national and one Canadian were among the dead, an Australian was also among the injured
- Police have arrested 12 people in Barking, East London after raids
- The area targeted is in lockdown and the investigation into what happened is being led by the Counter Terrorism Command
- The UK general election will go ahead on Thursday, though most political parties have suspended campaigning for a day
- British PM Theresa May said the counter-terrorism strategy would be reviewed and the UK would work with other countries to prevent the internet being a "safe space" for terrorists
- Latest attacks come after last month's bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, which left 22 people dead
- Ariana Grande's One Love Manchester benefit concert went ahead on Sunday night, with a minute's silence for the victims of the London attacks