Wednesday 18 October 2017

CCTV shows dramatic moment police shoot dead London attackers

WARNING: The video in this story has been blurred, however viewers be advised it contains scenes of violence

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CCTV has surfaced of the dramatic moment heavily armed police shoot dead the London Bridge attackers.

In the video which surfaced online this evening the attackers can be seen stabbing a passerby on the street.

Just seconds later a police jeep comes into the shot, with heavily armed officers jumping from the vechicle.

They proceed to take down all three attackers within seconds.

Over 50 shots were fired during the incident, which only last a matter of seconds.

One of the terrorists runs towards a police officer across the street, who continues to shoot at him until he is dead.

An armed officer can be seen aiming a gun at the other terrorists as they lie on the ground.

Attackers brought carnage to the streets as they attacked revellers with 12-inch knives, reportedly shouting "this is for Allah".

Police were called at around 10.08pm on Saturday night to reports of a vehicle striking pedestrians on London Bridge.

The white van then continued to drive to Borough Market.

The three men then left the vehicle and began to stab people, including a British Transport Police Officer;

The suspects were confronted and shot by police at Borough Market within eight minutes of the first emergency call being made.

The trio were pictured wearing what appeared to be explosive vests, with police later confirming they were fake. Mrs May said they were "worn only to spread panic and fear".

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