London Bridge Attack
It was both crude and devastatingly effective.
The Ministry of Justice is reviewing the license conditions of around 70 terrorists released from prison as 34-year-old man was arrested.
Police have declared a terror incident following a stabbing that injured multiple people. Here are the confirmed details.
An inquest has opened into the London Bridge attack that left eight people dead and many more injured. The three attackers drove into pedestrians on the bridge before launching knife attacks in nearby Borough Market.
Keep these people in your thoughts today.
On Wednesday morning, something resembling normality returned to Borough Market. While our thoughts remain fixed on those killed, injured or struggling to come to terms with this horrific experience, and we will continue to offer as much support as we can to anyone who needs it, we are now starting to push past the horror and look to the future.
Human rights are not the preserve of the faint-hearted. Rather, they legitimise and strengthen both the fight against terrorism and the defence of democracy.
The next thing we knew, we'd been chained, blindfolded, and were being taken to a secret military unit for a medical exam. At the time we wondered why they would bother checking our health. It was to confirm we could withstand electric shock treatment, and the other goodies on offer at the ultra secure base - known to the guards as 'The Farm'.
The purpose of terrorism is to spread terror. This should be a statement of the obvious, but it apparently isn't. Terrorists want us to feel afraid. They want to cause maximum disruption to our lives, to the way we live those lives, to our democracy. The greater impact, the greater the success of terrorism.
The police service, and some individuals within it, haven't and don't always get things right and learning from mistakes and reforming the service is important but that reform and restructuring needs to add up. No matter how you cut it, no matter what spin you put on diversification of resource or doing things differently, there are 20,000 fewer police now than there were in 2012. That's fewer eyes and ears on the street; fewer bobbies building relationships, community confidence and critically creating that visible reassurance and deterrence that is key at times like this.