Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Barrage of Bullets as Police Take Three Attackers Down

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Barrage of Bullets as Police Take Three Attackers Down

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POLICE fired an 'unprecedented' 50 bullets to kill the three London Bridge terrorists because they believed the attackers were wearing suicide belts, the country's head of counterterrorism said.

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said a member of the public also received a gunshot wound in the hail of bullets from the eight officers.

Seven people were killed and 48 injured in the attack on Saturday, with 21 fighting for their lives in hospital.

Twelve people have been arrested in connection with the atrocity.

Mr Rowley said: "Eight police firearms officers discharged their weapons.

"Whilst this will be subject to an investigation by the IPCC, our initial assessment is in the region of 50 rounds - in the region of 50 bullets - were fired by those eight officers. …

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