London Bridge attack: cordons lifted
10 June 2017
A week after the terror attack at London Bridge the police have now lifted the last of the cordons and left the crime scene.
Police officers have worked around the clock in order to complete what is a complex and unique investigation and ensure things can start to return to normal as soon as possible. All residents are now able to return to their home, but the market itself will remain closed for the time being as it - and some residents - will need some time to make repairs and prepare for the public accessing the streets and trading areas.
Chief Executive of Southwark Council, Eleanor Kelly, said: "We understand that the cordons have had a massive impact on local residents and businesses and would like to thank those individuals for their patience, goodwill and hospitality."
Borough Market will take responsibility for the physical closures of the area and the council will support them with practical jobs such as cleaning or refuse clearance.
Borough Market’s security staff will help residents get access into the closed area as well as the traders. Residents can access the area via the Stoney Street junction with Borough High Street.
Local police have worked closely with the traders of Borough Market throughout and appreciate their understanding of the scale and complexity of the scene and importance of capturing all available evidence.
The ongoing support and patience of the local community is appreciated whilst the Market and traders get ready to reopen.
A Community Assistance Centre has also been set up to support anyone affected by last week’s terrible events. The centre will be open in the Montague Chambers at Southwark Cathedral, Montague Close, SE1 9DA , from 8am to 10pm daily.
The centre will be staffed by people from the British Red Cross, Cruse Bereavement Care, Victim Support, Southwark Council and the NHS.
For more information visit www.southwark.gov.uk/londonbridgesupport
Last updated: 12 June 2017