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Update on London Bridge terror attack from Assistant Commissioner Alistair Sutherland

The investigation into Friday’s terrorist attack in the City is being led by the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command and continues apace. Whilst establishing the full circumstances is of primary importance, we understand the need to return London, and the City, to business as usual especially at this important time of year. Over the weekend, the crime scene and nearby restrictions have reduced, with a view to returning to normality as soon as possible. At this time however, we do not know if London Bridge will be open to traffic and pedestrians on Monday morning.  For updates overnight and first thing Monday morning, please check the TFL website and their social media channels

As of 5.30pm Sunday 1 December, the following areas in the City are affected:

• The north section of Fish Street up to Eastcheap is closed
• There is a road closure at both ends of Fish Street
• Swan Lane is closed between Lower Thames Street and the river

The following pedestrian areas are also closed:

• The east of Fish Street up to Pudding Lane containing the Monument
• The Thames path is closed from Angel Lane to the east side of Fish Wharf

We have increased the number of police officers you will see out and about to provide important reassurance and visibility to all our communities. It’s important to emphasise that this is primarily to act as reassurance for the many people who live, work, or visit the City. An act of terrorism, no matter how shocking, will not succeed in preventing any of us from going about our daily lives.

Thank you for your patience as we work with partners across London to restore the City to business as usual as swiftly as possible.


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