Mayor of London statements - London Bridge attack

7 June - hate crime

There has been a significant spike in incidents of hate crime and Islamaphobic incidents in the aftermath of the London Bridge attack.

One of the greatest things about London is our defiant unity in the face of adversity - and that will not change in the aftermath of this horrific attack.

Just as the police will do everything possible to root out extremism from our city, so we will take a zero-tolerance approach to hate crime.

If you witness a hate crime please report it to the police. If you commit a hate crime, you face arrest.

I'm calling on all Londoners to pull together, and send a clear message around the world that our city will never be divided by these hideous individuals who seek to harm us and destroy our way of life.

For more information on hate crime and how to report it visit: https://beta.met.police.uk/advice-and-information/hate-crime/how-to-report-hate-crime

6 June - British Red Cross Solidarity Fund

"I know many Londoners are keen to do something to help the victims of Saturday’s attack. The British Red Cross have set up an emergency fund that to provide immediate support to those who have been affected by the attack.

Text UNITY to 70607 to donate £10 or visit www.redcross.org.uk/unity to donate other amounts.

I am continuing to work closely with the police, government and other authorities on London’s response to this cowardly attack and the steps we need to take to continue to keep Londoners safe.

This morning I visited London Ambulance staff to thank for them for their incredible response to Saturday’s attacks. My thoughts and thanks today are also with the NHS staff working round the clock to care for the victims, many of whom are still in a critical condition. On behalf of all Londoners, I want to again express my deepest gratitude to the police and other emergency services for their actions.

The police cordon around Borough High Street remains in place and the Borough High Street entrance to London Bridge is closed, but London Bridge is otherwise operating normal services rail and underground. Please check TfL before you travel at tfl.gov.uk.

I have been overwhelmed by the strength London has shown since Saturday night, from the swift and brave actions of our emergency services to the countless acts of heroism and kindness by ordinary Londoners. This is the best city in the world. We will never be cowed by terrorism."

5 June - video of the Mayor's speech at the London Bridge vigil

5 June - photos from the London Bridge vigil

4 June, 8.41am - video statement from the Mayor

Transcript of the video statement from the Mayor

"There are no words to describe the grief and anger that our city is feeling this morning.

Tragically, six people have been killed in this sickening attack, and more than 40 injured, some of them critically.

I am appalled and furious that these twisted and cowardly terrorists deliberately targeted innocent Londoners and visitors to our city who were just enjoying their Saturday night.

I condemn these terrorists in the strongest possible terms. They are barbaric cowards and there is absolutely no justification for their evil and unforgivable actions.

My thoughts are with the family and friends of the victims and everyone caught up in this horrific attack.

I'd like to thank our emergency services who bravely tackled the terrorists and helped the injured. I've been in close contact with the Met Police Commissioner and senior officers throughout the night and will be attending the government's COBRA security meeting.

I'd urge all Londoners to remain calm and vigilant today and over the days ahead. We are all shocked and angry today but this is our city - we will never let these cowards win and we will never be cowed by terrorism."

For updates on the attack in London Bridge visit the Metropolitan Police website.

Update: Since this piece was first published it has been confirmed that 8 people were killed in the attack.

4 June, 2.20am - statement from the Mayor

"The Metropolitan Police are responding to the horrific terrorist attack at London Bridge and Borough Market.

My thoughts are with everyone affected, and I'd like to thank the brave men and women of our emergency services who were first on the scene and will be working throughout the night. 

I am in close contact with the Met Commissioner and senior officers and am being kept updated on all developments. I will be attending the government's emergency Cobra meeting later this morning. 

London Bridge Station is closed and we are asking people to avoid the area. 

The situation is still unfolding and I would ask all Londoners and visitors to our city to remain calm and vigilant. Please report anything suspicious to the police, but only call 999 in an emergency. 

We don't yet know the full details, but this was a deliberate and cowardly attack on innocent Londoners and visitors to our city enjoying their Saturday night. I condemn it in the strongest possible terms. There is no justification whatsoever for such barbaric acts."