This evening, just after 10:30PM (BST) news began flying in of a vehicle colliding with pedestrians on #London Bridge in central London.

The public have been advised to leave the Southwark area, around Borough Market, as quickly as possible.

Police searching for three suspects

The white #Van, which was travelling Southbound across the river, reportedly mounted the curb travelling at a speed of around 50 miles an hour, heading directly into a crowd of people.

Armed officers and paramedics are currently at the scene. (at time of writing)

News of possible multiple stabbings is now coming in, as police are now searching for three suspects in addition to the van driver, now in custody.

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Bridge and stations closed, public transport diverted

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that they are dealing with an incident on the bridge and Transport for London have announced that the bridge is closed, with bus routes being diverted.

Additionally the London Ambulance service have tweeted, warning the public to stay clear of the scene:

https://twitter.com/Ldn_Ambulance/status/871156170907668481

The BBC have reported that the man believed to be the van's driver has been aprehended by the police, and that five people involved in the collision are currently receiving treatment at the scene.

It has been speculated that two pedestrians may have been thrown over the railing and into the Thames as the River Police are currently undertaking a search in the waterway.

PM kept fully briefed by security services

Terrified crowds have been witnessed fleeing the scene, while others are searching for loved ones and colleagues to confirm their safety.

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Prime Minister Theresa May is being kept fully briefed on the situation by security services, and London Mayor Sadiq Khan has taken to twitter, advising citizens to follow the advice of the authorities.

The police have urged the public to take caution when viewing news of the incident on social media, following false and incorrect details and images shared by "internet trolls" in the aftermath of the Manchester attack.

National Rail have declared in a statement that London Bridge station has now been closed to passengers and that trains will not be calling at Waterloo East, London Charring Cross or London Cannon Street for the time being.

Blasting News has been informed that nearby Southwark bridge has also been cordoned off.

News of this latest incident, comes as the UK is still recovering from last month's atrocity in Manchester, when a suicide bomber detonated a device at an Ariana Grande concert.

The star returned to the city today to spend time with some of her fans that are still recovering in hospital, and is due to give a benefit concert tomorrow featuring several other big names from the current day popular music scene.