BREAKING: All King’s campuses on lock-down
Some students were evacuated from restaurants
At 10:08 last night, reports came in of a major police incident at London Bridge. A white van went off the road and hit several pedestrians killing 7 people and injuring an additional 48, some believed to be suffering life-threatening injuries.
Metropolitan police have confirmed that the three suspects were shot and killed in Borough Market. This is the third attack on London in the space of three months.
It has been reported that injured people were taken to Guy’s chapel and King’s has confirmed that all university buildings (campuses and halls of residence) were immediately placed in lock down.
Students who were trying to get home to Great Dover Street were not allowed.
Guy’s Chaplin Jim Craig posted that there was access into the chapel is closed:
In a statement updated today, KCLSU said:
“Following Saturday night’s incident at London Bridge, everyone in KCLSU spaces at Guy’s campus is safe, but our spaces won’t be open on Sunday.
“King’s College London have confirmed that campuses and Halls will only be accessible by main entrances and security passes must be shown.”
All King’s buildings will remain locked until tomorrow morning.
First year international relations student Ellie Fishleigh was having dinner with her mum in Tito’s Restaurant when they noticed a man in a blood-stained shirt sat on the doorstep surrounded by other people.
Speaking to The Tab, first year Freddie Price said:
“The proximity of where I work to the bridge (London grind is the first building off the bridge) we were the first to see the bodies across the bridge other than pedestrians on the bridge. I didn’t see the van and I believe it stopped a building along from us.
“We were originally told there was an incident by members of the public but we knew nothing else. We were later told there was an attack and so we locked the doors of the restaurant and began quickly closing down the restaurant. We could hear screams and people running past London grind. We were told to get down several times by police and members of the public.
“About 5 to 10 minutes later with total silence in the restaurant (apart from many people crying and panicking), we were told to evacuate as quickly as possible which is when we were told there was a suicide vest on the attacker(s). we then ran fast across the bridge to just outside bank station where a lot of people were crying injured and distressed, I could see people covered in blood and bandages. It was terrible.”