In a message that showed Britain would not be cowed by terrorism, London Bridge was crammed with office workers from first light.
Less than 48 hours earlier the famous thoroughfare had been the scene of unimaginable carnage as three jihadi terrorists ploughed a hired van into dozens of pedestrians.
Although Borough Market remains closed while forensic officers continue their search nearby London Bridge railway and Underground stations reopened for the rush hour.
Defiant Londoners returned to work today, walking over the bridge where Saturday’s massacre unfolded Morning after London attack: Heightened police presence at Borough Market & Bridge Sun, June 4, 2017
SIX people have been killed after a horrific terror attack targeted London Bridge and Borough Market on Saturday night. These are the pictures are London wakes up to the tragic scenes
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Suited commuters walking towards the City were determined it was business as usual as thousand stopped and laid flowers at a police cordon on the bridge which has become a makeshift shrine to the seven people who perished in the attack.
We felt we had to unite with London
Charlotte Campbell – Daughter died in Manchester attack
Thousands filed up to lay bouquets with office workers on their lunch breaks laying tributes before standing silently to reflect on the atrocity. Dozens of uniformed police officers were among those took a moment to read heart-wrenching messages.
Opposite the floral shrine a mangled lamppost and bent iron railings hit by the terrorists’ truck was a chilling reminder of the carnage that took place on Saturday night.
The mother and stepfather of one of the young Manchester attack victims were among scores to lay flowers in memory of those who perished.
Borough Market remains closed while forensic officers continue their investigations
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Charlotte Campbell and Paul Hodgson made the visit as a “show of solidarity”.
Olivia Campbell-Hardy, 15, died in the bombing at the Ariana Grande concert on May 22.
As she laid flowers on Borough High Street Ms Campbell said she felt “sick” when she learned about the London attack.
She said: “We felt we had to unite with London – obviously we have lost our daughter and we felt we needed to come and unite with them and let them know Manchester is supporting them and we are all here for them.
Suited commuters walking towards the City were determined it was business as usual
“We felt sick that they could do it again so soon we felt worried for the people here and we just felt that we needed to be here and show our support.”
A message on one bunch of flowers from a family in Newcastle simply read: “London, we stand with you” while another bouquet, wrapped in a Union Jack flag, said: “Pure evil act: RIP. London will never give in”.
Some 48 people were left seriously injured. Met Police commissioner Cressida Dick said a police cordon remained in place around Borough High Street to ensure “everyone had been accounted for.”