Here is what we know following the incidents over night at London Bridge and Borough Market in central London:

10.07pm on Saturday – Ambulance services were called to reports of a white van ploughing through pedestrians on London Bridge, arriving within six minutes.

10.08pm – Police were also called to the scene.

The white van crashed outside The Barrowboy & Banker pub on Borough High Street, where three men left the vehicle and apparently ran down steps and along Green Dragon Court, heading towards Borough Market where they began stabbing people in pubs and restaurants.

Police officers outside the Barrowboy and Banker pub
Police officers outside the Barrowboy and Banker pub ( Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Witnesses said three men ran into the Black And Blue restaurant on Stoney Street and began stabbing people indiscriminately, including one person in the face and neck.

A knifeman also stormed the El Pastor restaurant on Stoney Street, forcing diners and staff to take shelter.

Another man, journalist Geoff Ho, was stabbed at the Southwark Tavern. Witnesses saw injured people in the Mudlark pub, while others at the Katzenjammers Bierhall in Southwark Street helped a person who had been stabbed.

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Police searching for the knifemen went through bars and restaurants as staff and drinkers hid.

10.16pm – Eight minutes after police were called three male suspects were shot dead by marksmen near the Wheatsheaf pub on Stoney Street.

The men were wearing what looked like explosive vests but these were later found to be hoaxes.

Screengrab taken from video footage of some of the wounded being treated by ambulance staff (PA)
Screengrab taken from video footage of some of the wounded being treated by ambulance staff (PA)

At least 48 patients were taken to five hospitals, London Ambulance Service said, with more than 80 medics having been sent to the scene.

12.25am on Sunday – Both incidents were declared by the Metropolitan Police as terror attacks.

Shortly before 4am, police confirm six people were killed in the rampage.

Police on Borough High Street
Police on Borough High Street on Saturday night (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

A third incident at Vauxhall was a stabbing and unrelated, Scotland Yard said.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said the number of victims from the London attack had risen to seven. The High Commission of Canada later confirmed one of its citizens is among the dead.

After chairing a meeting of the Government’s Cobra emergency committee, at 10.35am Prime Minister Theresa May said the UK was experiencing a “new trend in the threat we face as terrorism breeds terrorism” as she condemned the terror attacks.

On Sunday morning police carried out raids in Barking, east London, though the Met could not immediately confirm any link to the attacks.

2pm – Armed police descended on a flat in East Ham, where witnesses said they apprehended two suspects. Residents saw one man jump out of a first floor window and run along the top of a rank of shops before being dragged through a window by officers.

4.30pm – Mr Rowley confirms that 36 people remain in hospital, with 21 in a critical condition. He warns of more armed police in the capital in coming days, and said “increased physical measures” would be brought in to keep people safe on London’s bridges.