Chesterfield mother and son were visiting the nearby Shard building during London Bridge attack

Images courtesy of Ewan Walker

A mother and son from Chesterfield have told Peak FM they are stuck in the locked-down Shard building, close to where today's attack on London Bridge happened.

Alison and Ewan Walker have sent Peak FM photos from the building, which shows a number of police vehicles and helicopters surrounding the bridge. 

Alison said: "We looked down at London Bridge and saw what we thought was a jackknived lorry, but then we looked on the news and found out that there had been an incident.

"We were a little bit concerned but then staff came round and said the Shard is on lock-down and we're not allowed to leave the building."

She added: "We can see lots of Police cars and all the buses and lorries are all stopped. A lot of people have been told to go back into the buildings so there's not a lot of people on foot.

"We've got two police helicopters up in the air right where we're sat so we're feeling quite safe up here."

  • Police have confirmed a suspect has been shot and killed by officers.
  • A number of people have been wounded.
  • Detectives are treating it as a terror attack but are keeping an open mind as to the motive.
  • The Metropolitan force has also confirmed that the man had a hoax device strapped to his body.
  • Video on social media shows the moment he was confronted by members of the public and then police - with someone moving a very large knife away from him.
  • London mayor Sadiq Khan's described the incident as horrendous - and says his heart goes out to those caught up in it.
  • At the start of this month the UK's terrorism threat level was downgraded to "substantial" from "severe."

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