A man was shot dead by armed police on Streatham High Road at approximately 2pm yesterday, in response to what has now been confirmed as a terrorist incident. The attacker has been named as Suddesh Amman, who was released from prison last week after serving a sentence for terror-related offences.
The affected area of Streatham High Road has been closed and cordoned off. All travellers are advised to seek alternative transport routes as authorities work hard to reopen the road.
I attended the scene early yesterday evening and am now working closely with Lambeth Council and the Metropolitan Police to make sure anyone affected by the attack can access the help they need. I’m pleased to hear this morning that the three people injured in the attack will make a full recovery. My thoughts and prayers go out to victims, their friends and their families, as they attempt to heal.
Evil terror attacks like these are designed to strike fear into the very heart of diverse communities like ours. But we will not be left divided and afraid in the aftermath of such a shock. An attack on any one of us is an attack of all of us and I have every confidence that the people of Streatham will stand in unity as we process this weekend’s horrific events.
I’d like to thank the emergency services for their exceptional grace under pressure and extend my prayers to all those affected by today’s incident, especially the injured. Lambeth Council are providing assistance to witnesses who require trauma support. If you or somebody you know has been affected, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request help.
Police are appealing for information, images and footage of the incident. You can share these via www.ukpoliceimageappeal.com or call into 0800 789 321.