According to UK press reports, 7 people were killed and many more injured when a van ploughed down pedestrians in the London Bridge district of the English capital city, after which several men are believed to have attacked passers-by with knives.
There were no immediate indications that Latvian citizens were among the victims, but the Latvian embassy in London as set up a hotline for anyone requring consular assistance.
If you are in London and need our consular assistence call UK +44 7770613540 or @Latvian_MFA emergency assistence tel. +371 26 33 77 11— Latvian MFA (@Latvian_MFA) June 4, 2017
President Raimonds Vejonis led those offering condolences and support.
Standing together with the people of #UK following outrageous terror act at #LondonBridge last night.— Valsts prezidents (@Rigas_pils) June 4, 2017
Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis also condemned the "cowardly attack":
Strongest condemnation of cowardly attack on innocent people in #London! We stand united with #UK!— Maris Kucinskis (@MarisKucinskis) June 4, 2017