Statement on the incident at London Bridge

Monday, 05 June, 2017

London Ambulance Service Assistant Director of Operations, Peter Rhodes said:

“Our thoughts are with all of those affected by the incident at London Bridge and their friends and family.

“We took 48 patients to five hospitals across London and treated a number of others at the scene for minor injuries. Police have confirmed that sadly, six people also died at the scene.

“We were called to the incident at 10:07pm (Saturday 3 June), with the first ambulance crew arriving within six minutes.

“We sent over 80 of our medics to the scene including ambulance crews, advanced paramedics, specialist response teams and an advanced trauma team from London’s Air Ambulance.

“We declared a major incident and worked closely with other members of the emergency services at the scene. Our priority was to assess patients and ensure that they were treated and taken to hospital as soon as possible.

“I would like to thank our staff and the other emergency services who responded.

“Members of the public who are concerned about friends and relatives should contact the police Casualty Bureau on 0800 096 1233 or 020 7158 0197.

“As we are still very busy, we would urge the public to only call us in a genuine emergency and to call NHS 111 for urgent healthcare advice.”

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