London Fortifies Bridges to Protect Pedestrians From Attack

Alvin Kelly
June 5, 2017

Dr Malik Ramadan, who was in charge of A&E at the Royal London hospital in Whitechapel on Saturday evening, said of the patients who were conscious when they arrived where only able to sit and stare as they were looked after by staff. "She's called me from her hospital bed".

Officers raided two more houses in east London on Monday morning, with "a number of people" detained.

She said providing more firearms for London police wouldn't be a sensible solution to the increased tempo of attacks, saying the strategy of having special mobile units of heavily armed officers is effective. "They know who the agitators are, and who the supporters and sympathizers are, but it's impossible to know who's going to take action", Clarke said.

It was not the first time Trump has been accused of using a terror attack to make a political point, and with Londoners still in shock Sunday, the president's tweets drew angry responses on both sides of the Atlantic. ISIS has urged supporters to weaponize vehicles in attacks against the West. Experts note that, unlike in the USA, United Kingdom law allows for people to be detained for questioning, even if they're never charged.

Met Police chief Cressida Dick has praised the "extraordinary courage" of officers in the wake of Saturday's terror attack.

At least 48 people were injured in the attack, including one bystander who was shot by an errant police bullet and was expected to recover. A Canadian and a French national were among the dead, while the wounded included several Australians, French and Germans as well as Britons.

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A truck plowed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in March, and a suicide bomber targeted an Ariana Grande concert in the northern English city of Manchester two weeks ago.

Cassie Ferguson Rowe said her brother, Tyler Ferguson, held Ms Archibald, from British Columbia, and she died in his arms.

"It is clear to be that the courage of those people was extraordinary and I pay tribute to all of them who came to the aid of those in need during this awful attack and I am sure helped to save lives". He was killed by a drone strike in Mosul, Iraq, in February.

The Prime Minister was repeatedly challenged over her record as home secretary when she presided over cuts that have seen 20,000 fewer police officers on the country's street.

They say she was 30 years old.

"We are all shocked and angry today but this is our city".

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