Statement on London Bridge terror attack from Commissioner Ian Dyson
On Saturday 30 November 2019, Commissioner Ian Dyson met with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Home Secretary Priti Patel and Commissioner Cressida Dick, at the scene of yesterday’s terror attack.
Commissioner Dyson said:
“It is with great sadness that I find myself speaking again about a tragic terrorist attack in the City.
“As in 2017, I must praise the actions of members of the public – in Fishmongers’ Hall and on the bridge – who courageously fought with the attacker and apprehended him. I am also proud to praise the professionalism and speed shown by the City of London police officers who arrived first at the scene and shot the suspect, without a thought for their own safety.
“We continue to work closely with colleagues in the Metropolitan Police to return the City back to normal and we thank you for your patience over the coming days. You’ll notice more officers on the streets in the Square Mile and across London, as we seek to reassure you that we’re doing everything in our power to keep London safe.”