Stabbings reported as police respond to three London incidents

The Metropolitan Police said they were called just after 10 p.m. (2100GMT) to reports of a vehicle hitting pedestrians on the bridge, which crosses the River Thames in central London. "And there were groups of people helping those people on the ground.After that I heard what sounded like gunfire from Borough Market".

Officers fired shots, although authorities declined to provide additional information on the reported attack.

The BBC reports police say there is more than one fatality following the three separate incidents.

London Ambulance Service tweeted: "Multiple resources attending an incident at #LondonBridge, please avoid the area".

Both incidents were confirmed as terrorism.

It is too early to say whether the incidents in London are militant attacks, European security officials told Reuters."It's too soon to say" if London Bridge incident is an attack by militants, one official said.

"London Bridge would have been very busy with pedestrians at this time of night".

The BBC reports police are searching for three potentially armed suspects.

"A white van driver came speeding - probably about 50m/ph - veered off the road into the crowds of people who were walking along the pavement", she told BBC News.

One witness reported having seen a van crashed into a lamppost after the bridge by the Barrowboy and Banker pub. She said - this is her description - he swerved right around me and then hit about five or six people. "He hit about two people in front of me and then three behind". The assailant and four other people were killed, and 40 others were injured.

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Witnesses have described seeing two men carrying large knives attacking people as they ran by. "They all have paramedics assisting them at the moment".

Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said so far there were no reports of any Australians involved in the incident.

Here is a live Twitter stream regarding the incident.

The area is in lockdown, with armed police on the scene.

He told the station: "I didn't see the van mount the kerb, but I saw everything else".

British Transport Police said there were reports of "multiple" casualties following the major incident on London Bridge.

According to the Sun up to 20 people could have been injured.

Eyewitness Will Heaven on Twitter stated the epicentre of the incident was on the south side of the famous landmark.

The incident comes as the United Kingdom is reeling from the recent attack on Manchester Arena at the end of an Ariana Granda concert.

A charity concert for victims of the Manchester attack, featuring Grande and other stars, is due to be held in the northwest English city on Sunday. The patrons sheltered in the basement and police then arrived at the scene, the witness said.

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