London stands with Barcelona against 'evil of terrorism', Sadiq Khan says

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London stands with Barcelona “against the evil of terrorism” after the Spanish city was struck by terror, Sadiq Khan has said.

The Mayor of London praised emergency services dealing with the “barbaric” incident that follows similar attacks in Westminster, London Bridge and Finsbury Park.

Mr Khan wrote on Twitter: “My thoughts are with the victims of this barbaric terrorist attack in the great city of Barcelona and with their brave emergency services.

“London stands with Barcelona against the evil of terrorism.”

A van ploughed into crowds in a busy shopping street in the the Spanish city of Barcelona (@martassole)

A number of other high-profile figures also voiced support for Barcelona following the latest attack which saw a van plough into pedestrians in a busy tourist area.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tweeted: “Terrible reports from Barcelona. My thoughts are with those killed and injured, and the emergency services working to save lives.”

US First Lady Melania Trump wrote: “Thoughts and prayers to Barcelona.”

Thirteen people are feared dead and 32 have been injured as a white van mounted the pavement, crashing into pedestrians on Thursday afternoon.

Dozens injured in Barcelona van attack

Police confirmed at least one person had been killed in the incident, which a spokesman said was being treated as a terror attack.

But Catalan media, quoting police sources, suggested the death toll stood at 13 following the rampage which happened just after 5pm local time (4pm GMT).

Officers also confirmed 32 people had been injured in the attack – 10 of those were said to have serious injuries. 

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