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London attacks: Belfast woman and son flee from Underground station

A Belfast woman has told of the frightening moment she and her 12-year-old son were forced to flee the Underground station and then their hotel during the terror attack in London on Saturday night.

Seven people have died in the terrorist incidents in London and three attackers have been shot dead by police, Scotland Yard said.

Police and emergency services were called to London Bridge shortly after 10pm on Saturday, amid reports that a white van had hit pedestrians.

Read more: London terror attacks: Seven killed in London Bridge and Borough Market incidents

The white van then continued to drive to Borough Market where three men then left the vehicle and began to stab people in pubs and restaurants.

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The three attackers involved in the attacks, who were wearing hoax explosive vests, were shot and killed by police within eight minutes of the first call being made.

Belfast woman Pamela, was travelling on the London Underground when the attack happened and had been due to get off at London Bridge.

She told BBC Radio 5 Live: "We were actually in the underground when it happened and we were due to get off at London Bridge and the tube did not stop, it went to the next stop.

"We got off to change and figure out where we were going to go, we were at Bank and they just shouted evacuate, evacuate, and we had to run up the stairs - that was probably the most frightening thing."

When she arrived at their hotel in Southwark - they were told to evacuate the building and were given accommodation on another floor of the hotel.

Pamela said: "We got through the cordons, we got locked into the hotel and the police rushed in and told everyone to get out,

"Set the fire alarms off and sent us all out to run across the bridge to the other side and they just kept saying 'run, run'.

"So we just ran across the bridge.

"The Crowne Plaza Hotel put us up on the floor, about 100 people, and we just slept on the floor with towels around us so we have had no sleep, we are exhausted but at least we are safe."

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