Multiple casualties reported after separate 'terrorist incidents' rock London

London Bridge scenes

BBC reports more than one person has died in London Bridge incident.

London Ambulance Service says its taken atleast 20 people to hospitals following the incident.

Another witness, who gave his name as Alessandro, told BBC Radio that he saw a van strike several people on London Bridge. Officers have then responded to reports of stabbings in #BoroughMarket.

Police responding to multiple incidents near London Bridge.

As they responded to the two incidents, police were then called to a third potential attack - reports of an "incident" in nearby Vauxhall, a residential area, which occurred just before 1 a.m. (8p ET).

Minutes earlier three terrorists drove a van into pedestrians at 50mph on London Bridge, before "leaping out and attacking night time revellers with hunting knives".

Witnesses have said they saw an attacker "coldly" carrying out stabbings with a large blade in Borough market.

Police boats were searching the river - apparently looking for people who may have been thrown off the bridge, she said.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a statement advising "any affected U.S. citizens who need assistance to contact the U.S. Embassy in London and follow Department of State guidance".

Police urged Londoners to be calm and vigilant and circulated a message that read: "Run", "Hide", "Tell".

"She told me in French, "I don't know where those two other people are". US President Donald Trump has also been informed, his press secretary announced.

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England has been under heightened alert since a bomb was detonated at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester nearly two weeks ago, killing 22 and wounding more than 100 as they left the venue.

Some netizens witnessed the incident tweeted that they saw people got injured and the police has come to deal with it.

There were also reports that shots were fired with multiple people "seriously injured".

Police rush to an incident on London Bridge in London, Britain. That witness said the van hit five to six people.

"I was walking out of the London Bridge station and there were police", Caroline Breniere said.

Another witness, who was in the cafe, said a man with a "massive knife" entered Elliot's Cafe at Borough Market, just south of the bridge, and stabbed two people inside. Then a few yards on, I saw another pson lying down and a woman screaming, then a couple of bodies on the right lane, then more people on the left lane.

"The police were absolutely brilliant, they came in and explained the situation", he said".

London ambulance also tweeted to avoid the area of London Bridge.

The attack came on the eve of a benefit concert Grande is scheduled to play in Manchester on Sunday in aid of the victims and their families. She reported seeing the van being driven by a man at around 50 miles an hour before mounting the pavement and driving into pedestrians.

In March, a British convert to Islam ran down people with a vehicle on Westminster Bridge, killing four, then stabbed a policeman to death outside Parliament.

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