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Police And Muslim Leaders Came Together To Pay Tribute To Victims Of The London Bridge Attack

Those gathered included police officers who were among the first to attend the scene of Saturday night's attack, in which eight people died and 48 were injured.

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Officers with the Metropolitan police who were among the first to respond to Saturday's London Bridge terrorist attack laid flowers at the scene on Wednesday.

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Police officers arrive to lay flowers near the scene of the London Bridge terrorist attacks.

The officers organised the gathering because they wanted to honour the eight people who were killed and 48 who were injured in the attack.

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A wreath with the letters "MD", the borough code for the Southwark Branch of the Met, the local force for London Bridge, was laid as a mark of respect by officers.

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Police officers who were on duty during the Saturday night's terror attack visited the scene on London Bridge for the first time since the incident.

The police were joined by a group representing the UK's 500 imams who wanted to make clear that the attack, for which ISIS has claimed responsibility, did not represent the Muslim faith.

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Imams and other members of the Muslim community place flowers near the scene of the London Bridge terrorist attacks in tribute to the victims.

A statement read on behalf of members of the British Muslim Forum said UK imams condemned the attack and and any form of extremist violence.

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Imams also expressed a desire to work with their communities and mosques to challenge and prevent the interpretation of Islam that led to Saturday's attack.


Laura Gallant is a staff photographer at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

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