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Author Topic: London Bridge terrorist incident - 29 Nov 2019 - merged topic  (Read 329 times)
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« on: November 29, 2019, 02:28:56 pm »

not sure if this might effect anyone in the area.
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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2019, 03:52:01 pm »

News reports state that several persons have been stabbed and that one suspect has been shot by police.
NOT officially confirmed as terrorism, but the police are  "treating it as though it was a terrorist incident"

London bridge station closed with trains reported as running through without stopping. (not clear if they mean only the main line station, or LUL as well)
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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2019, 03:58:38 pm »

Slightly later report here
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-50604781

Police now state "terror related"
Video shows London bridge northbound blocked with static traffic.
No southbound traffic seen, presumably closed to vehicles. Some northbound vehicles turning round.
Many southbound pedestrians.

Edited to add, reports state that the incident was on the northbound carriageway of London bridge, near the north end of the bridge. So not that close to the station, which is still reported as being closed.
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A proper intercity train has a minimum of 8 coaches, gangwayed throughout, with first at one end, and a full sized buffet car between first and standard.
It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2019, 04:20:09 pm »

That's where the public got hold of him....reports say it started in a restaurant on the north aside of the bridge. The whole area immediately went into lock-down, both sides of the bridge - presimably to give the emergency services full access. I'm not a mile away from thee at the moment.
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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2019, 07:12:35 pm »

latest reports state two members of the public were killed by the attacker, very sad.
I am sure that the bereaved and injured are in all our thoughts.

And as an aside, it is customary to leave floral or other tributes at the scene of these attacks. Might I suggest that donation to the Red Cross might be of more use.
The Red Cross are a non political, non partisan charity who provide practical help to those injured, bereaved, or otherwise impacted by these events. A donation helps in this.
Flowers left at the scene help no one except florists and air freight companies, and eventually cost public money for disposal.

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It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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