On 3rd June 2017, an attack took place in the Southwark district of London, England, when a van mounted the pavement of London Bridge and was driven into pedestrians. Eight people were killed and 48 were injured, including four unarmed police officers who attempted to stop the assailants.
Rushanara Ali said
"My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims of last night's horrific terrorist attacks in London. These vile and cowardly attacks have already claimed 7 people's lives and left 48 people injured. I condemn these terrorists in the strongest possible terms.
We are incredibly grateful to London's police and emergency services who worked through the night to respond to the attacks. Their courage and professionalism will have saved many lives.
In the coming days and weeks, we must remain vigilant against those who try to divide our communities. Londoners have shown before and will show once again that attacks such as these will neither divide us nor destroy our way of life."