London Bridge Attacks: New anti-terror barriers installed on bridge after Saturday's carnage

London Bridge was the scene of a shocking attack on Saturday

London Bridge remains a scene of mourning after Saturday's attack

Monday, June 5, 2017

New anti-terror barriers have been installed on London Bridge - an idea which was reportedly discussed but vetoed last week.

Photos on Twitter show the barriers installed along the bridge, which is a key artery for pedestrians crossing the River Thames.

The barriers have been installed after Saturday's terror attack, which saw three attackers mount the pavement on London Bridge in a van and mow down pedestrians. The attack has left a total of seven people dead.

 

#BREAKING: New security barriers installed on several London bridges to protect walkers pic.twitter.com/EIEIWgPuBT

— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) June 5, 2017

 

It has been reported that the idea of installing barriers was discussed on Friday, just a day before the attack, but rejected.

The Irish Sun reports that the City of London Corporation said there were "no current plans" to install bollards on the central London landmark on Friday, after concerns had been raised about pedestrians' safety.

A security perimeter has already been constructed on Westminster Bridge, which was the scene of a near-identical terror attack in March. Prime Minister Theresa May said yesterday that Britain is now in the grip of 'copycat' terror attacks, with terrorists taking inspiration from previous atrocities in planning their own assault.

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