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Londoners reach out to help each other

Press Association logoPress Association 4/06/2017

Dozens of Londoners and businesses are opening their doors to people stranded in the capital after the London Bridge attack by sharing offers on social media with the hashtag #SofaForLondon.

Nadine Stares said: "Sofabed available if you are stranded due to this sad incident at London Bridge #SofaForLondon".

Another Twitter user who gave, his name as Ben Andrews, wrote: "If anyone is caught in London Bridge incident needs place to sleep, we have a spare room 10mins walk away from #London Bridge #sofaforlondon."

The Makersville bike workshop in Hackney tweeted: "#sofaforlondon heads up guys - if you're stuck, let us know."

Singer and broadcaster Mo Ansar tweeted: "Mosques, churches, temples and gurdwareh are open for the public in London. Seek shelter, food and safety if you need it."

Witnesses also reported hotels and restaurants on the southern bank of the Thames giving people shelter and water as they tried to make their way home.

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