Avon and Somerset Constabulary says South West under ‘no known specific threat’ after London Bridge terror attack

PUBLISHED: 08:20 05 June 2017 | UPDATED: 08:39 05 June 2017

Police officers on Borough High Street after terror attack at London Bridge. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Police officers on Borough High Street after terror attack at London Bridge. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Avon and Somerset Constabulary say there is ‘no known specific threat’ to the area after the terrorist attack in London which killed seven people and injured dozens more on Saturday evening.

Armed Police officers on London Bridge. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA WireArmed Police officers on London Bridge. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Three attackers drove a van into a crowd on London Bridge before killing seven and injuring 48 in the Borough Market area.

It is the third terrorist attack in Britain in three months after a similar attack in Westminster in March and the Manchester Arena bombing two weeks ago – but South West police believe the area is not under threat.

A police spokesman said: “There is currently no known specific threat to the South West but we have well-rehearsed multi-agency plans in place which are regularly tested and reviewed during exercises with partners to ensure we are prepared.

“At times like these it’s more important than ever that we stand together as a community and unite against this kind of horrific attack.”


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