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Don’t watch or share London Bridge terror video says council boss

Southwark Council's chief executive has condemned newspapers and broadcasters for showing video clips of the terrorist attack in Stoney Street on Saturday night.

Don’t watch or share London Bridge terror video says council boss
Eleanor Kelly pictured in happier times

"As many of you will be aware from reports in the press today, a video clip taken from Borough Market on Saturday evening, showing the tragic events of that night, is currently being widely circulated online and through social media," said Eleanor Kelly, the council's chief executive.

"These remain difficult days for so many within Southwark and beyond, and I strongly condemn the insensitive release of this footage, which can only add further distress to those who have been affected by those attacks and their families. I would discourage anyone from watching or sharing this footage if they come across it.

"In the days ahead we will continue to work tirelessly with our partners and our communities to provide ongoing support to those who have been affected by these attacks. We are immensely grateful to all of those who continue to contribute to this vital work.

"Since Saturday the people of Southwark and of London, have come together, stood together and grieved together. In the days and weeks ahead we will restore together. They will not win."

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