Last night I was humbled and moved by the outpourings of solidarity and compassion from Londoners and visitors to our city alike.
I want to express my deepest gratitude on behalf of all Londoners to the police and other emergency services for the way they have responded since Saturday night. They ran to confront danger while encouraging others to run to safety. All Londoners are grateful for their efforts over the past few days.
It was a privilege to visit and thank @ldn_ambulance staff today face-to-face. They did an incredible job on Saturday and there is no question that without their swift response we would be facing an even worse situation.
LAS were called to the incident at 10:07pm with the first ambulance crew arriving within six minutes.
48 patients were taken to five hospitals across London and a number of others were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
Over 80 of their medics to the scene including ambulance crews, advanced paramedics, specialist response teams and an advanced trauma team from London’s Air Ambulance.
Since Saturday staff in our National Health Service have worked round-the-clock to care for those who were injured in the horrific attack. I am here today to pay tribute to their dedication and skill.
This was not only an attack on our city and our country, but on the very heart of our democracy and the symbol of the values we cherish most – democracy, freedom, justice and tolerance. These are the same values that those who attack us hate so much. And the best way we can honour those who have tragically lost their lives is to ensure that we always uphold these values.
The victims included people from every corner of the world. Last night showed just why London is such an incredible city - full of amazing people from all backgrounds.
When Londoners face adversity we always pull together. We stand up for our values and our way of life. And, as we did last night, we show the world exactly what it means to be a Londoner. We always have and I know we always will.