It’s an “absolute priority” to identify the two people who were killed by the suspect in the London Bridge stabbing attack, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick told reporters on tonight.
“Our priority is first of all to make a categorical identification, and secondly to make sure their families are informed as swiftly and as properly as we can,” she said.
Three other people are being treated for injuries, Dick said.
The attack started in Fishmonger’s Hall in London, Dick told reporters.
“My understanding is that police were called at 13:58 hours and city of London police officers had bravely and professionally confronted the suspect by 14:03 hours, just five minutes later,” she added.
The Metropolitan police commissioner warned that there would be more police presence in the coming days, both armed and unarmed, patrolling the streets.
“Similarly our counterterrorism detectives will be working round the clock to identify those who have lost their lives, to support all the victims and their families. We are also working at full-tilt to understand exactly what has happened and whether anyone else was involved. For this reason we expect cordons to remain in place around the London Bridge area for some time,” she said.