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Statement from Assistant Commissioner Sutherland following conclusion of inquest into the victims of the London Bridge terror attack

The City of London Police Assistant Commissioner has reiterated his “deepest sympathy and condolences” for victims, their families and friends following the London Bridge inquest.

Assistant Commissioner Alistair Sutherland said: "Firstly, the barbaric terrorist attack on the 3rd June 2017 on London Bridge and in Borough Market was a tragedy for all those killed and injured, and for their friends and families. On behalf of every member of the City of London Police, I want to reiterate our deepest sympathy and condolences.

"All our officers who responded to the awful events of that evening took on critical roles in trying to save life, render first aid, comfort victims and also deal with the continued threat posed by the terrorists. They acted with professionalism, bravery and compassion and we are proud of the actions of each and every one of them.

"I’d also particularly like to thank those members of the public who helped our officers, the injured and other emergency services responders. Once again Londoners, and those visiting London that evening came together, to demonstrate a united front against these senseless acts of terrorist violence.

"Preventing and tackling terrorism remains the highest priority for the City of London Police. We will always look to learn from incidents of this nature to see how this can be better achieved in the future. We will continue to work in partnership with our colleagues from the emergency services and those agencies responsible for physical security measures to address the concerns raised by the coroner and keep the City safe. Helping to keep all of London safe continues to be our main focus."

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